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12 arrested for drug dealing near popular Playa del Carmen beach area

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A dozen people were taken into custody Monday for drug dealing near a popular Playa del Carmen beach area. The State Attorney General’s Office reports the arrest of the 12 who were handcuffed during a joint operation between the Quintana Roo Police and elements of the Investigative Police during a surveillance tour.

The FGE says the arrests were made near the beach area of a residential community. “The defendants were surprised and in flagrance when they realized police presence…they showed an evasive attitude and their intention to flee.”

Police seize drugs and cash from dealers outside the residential community of Playacar

A review of each person revealed drugs and cash. In total, police confiscated street doses of marijuana and cocaine along with $693 USD and 2,900 peso. The drug bust took place near the beach outside the residential community of Playacar.