Tulum, Q.R. — Three men who were arrested by Tulum Municipal Police for allegations of falsify documents and highway assaults have been released.
The men, who were part of la Federación de Escuadrones de Motociclistas, Policías y Oficiales de Caminos (Fempoc), were arrested late last week by police along the Tulum highway after a vehicle search revealed a strobe light and other police-similar gear.
They were taken into custody for their alleged connection with the highway assaults committed along the Felipe Carrillo Puerto-Tulum section of roadway and for usurpation of police functions, however, they were released after presenting evidence that they were roadside assistance volunteers.
Through a statement, the president of the Yucatan Fempoc, Luis Manuel Corrales, said they were successful in demonstrating that the three arrested, Víctor Alfonso P. X, Luis Alberto I.C. and Marco Antonio R.A., provide support to travelers along Yucatán Peninsula roadways, to motorcyclists in particular.
The Ministerio Público determined their release saying the arrests were done in “confusion.” Luis Manuel Corrales said the three men have been enrolled in la Federación de Escuadrones de Motociclistas, Policías y Oficiales de Caminos for years, and have always shown a commitment to serve travelers.