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Buried backpack of cocaine bricks found on Tulum beach

Tulum, Q.R. — A backpack with 25 bricks of cocaine was found buried in sand outside a Tulum hotel Wednesday. The backpack was spotted by patrolling military personnel after they noticed packages scattered around it.

The items are believed to have washed up with waves and become partially buried in sand due to its weight. According to the SSC of Quintana Roo, the 25 bricks found in and around the backpack weighed approximately 30 kilos.

Each brick of wrapped cocaine was labeled with the name “LOOK” on the outside. Authorities have not given any indicitation as to where the drug may have originated.

In a brief statement, the Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana (SSC) of Quintana Roo said “elements of the Secretariat of Citizen Security were carrying out surveillance and prevention pedestrian tours in the beach areas, as a reference in the area of the Hotel Dreams of the Municipality of Tulum.

“At that moment, the officers managed to observe a buried backpack with several packages on the sand. Given the fact, they proceeded to identify the objects located.

“A total of 25 packages of cocaine were seized weighing approximately 30 kilograms, which on one side had a green label with black letters with the legend “LOOK.”

“The evidence collected was transferred to the facilities of the Attorney General’s Office located in the municipality of Solidaridad for making it available.”