On Monday November 4th, agents of the Tourist Police and the Secretary of the Navy; attached to the National Guard, with the support of a K-9 officer, located and secured several narcotics hidden in an arts & crafts shop; located on Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida, between 34th and 38th streets.
Jorge Robles Aguilar, head of Solidaridad’s General Directorate of Public Security and Transit, said that in coordination with the three orders of government, permanent surveillance operations are maintained throughout the tourist area, in order to detect illegal activity and protect tourists and locals.
In that sense, he said that while carrying out routine surveillance operations on foot, the agents went through an establishment dedicated to the sale of handicrafts, when they noticed that the canine officer of the National Guard named “Tagus”, specialized in the location of narcotics, demonstrated an alert attitude towards the ceiling of the place.
The officers proceeded to carry out an inspection and they found: 22 bags with green dry herb with the characteristics of marijuana; 15 bags with a white substance with the characteristics of cocaine and 5 bags with a solid blue substance with the characteristics of the illegal drug known as crystal meth.
They also found 6 bags with a solid white substance, with the characteristics of crack; 8 pills with the characteristics of methamphetamines; as well as 2 pieces of cardboard of square shape, with the characteristics of LSD.
Therefore, they proceeded with the lifting, securing, packing and labeling of the narcotic drugs, which were transferred and delivered to the corresponding authority. The business was closed down.
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