Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A previously deported man has been arrested in Playa del Carmen who police found was wanted in the United States.
Judicial authorities in the United States had been on the hunt for a man identified only as GGR. Quintana Roo state police located the man along the city’s popular Fifth Avenue Thursday after he was unable to produce sufficient identification.
Although the man claimed to be from the Mexican state of Chihuahua, he was found carrying identification from Denver, Colorado.
According to their report, state elements were performing surveillance and crime prevention on Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen when they came upon the man. Officials of the Ministry of Public Security took him into custody when they learned he was wanted in the United States.
GGR was handed over to Mexican immigration who passed him along to US authorities. According to reports, GGR had been arrested in the past for similar offenses and in December of 2017, had also been deported by Mexican immigration authorities.
The arrest was part of a collaboration by Mexican Immigration officials and the Consular Agency of the United States.
In March, Keven Esterly, the 45-year-old American man accused of running away with 16-year-old Amy Yu, was also arrested in Playa del Carmen. Both Esterly and Yu were returned to the United States.