Last updated on November 13, 2020
Cancun, Q.R. — A communiqué issued by the FGE reports the seizure of approximately 55,000 square meters of land Saturday morning that was obtained during the previous administration. La Fiscalía General del Estado says Investigative Police secured a property located in lots 2 and 4 in SM 295 of Cancun, which was related to a complaint for procedural fraud.
The FGE says that the land is part of the Instituto del Patrimonio Inmobiliario de la Administración Pública del Estado (IPAE) and that it was sold below the real value during the past administration. The seizure of land was due to the proceedings undertaken by the ministerial authority since the property belongs to the Territorial Reserve of the State Heritage Institute in Quintana Roo. The land was being used for public parking.
The investigation is ongoing. The FGE says they are working on the necessary evidence to be able to request the corresponding arrest warrants, noting they will review the IPAI records in order to verify the file related to the property to determine the participation of employees of this institution in the events reported, and if the state has an impact on its assets.
The lot was insured and made available to the Public Prosecutor’s Office specialized in Attention to Patrimonial Crimes.
The land is alleged to have been obtained by brothers Alberto N and Heriberto N during the former Borge administration. The brothers were the owners of the Playa del Carmen newspapers Diario Respuesta and Polémica, which were at the service of then-governor Roberto Borge.