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Canine Unit of Playa del Carmen detects 70 kilos of narcotics in three months

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The mayor of Playa del Carmen says the city’s seven K9 narcotics dogs have assisted in seizing more than 70 kilos of narcotics. Lili Campos explained that the Canine Unit of the Secretariat of Public Security and Municipal Traffic of Solidaridad helps strengthen operations in search of narcotics, firearms, explosives and missing persons.

She says in the last three months, the seven dogs have been responsible for 47 findings, 31 of which were drug related. In those cases, arrests were made and 70 kilos of narcotics seized.

She explained that the dogs are used mostly for operations in tourist areas, parcel companies and preventive inspection posts.

Raúl Tassinari, the Secretary of Public Security and Municipal Traffic, says the K9 unit works in coordination with groups that include the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security in Quintana Roo, the Secretary of Defense National (SEDENA), the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR), the National Guard and the Quintana Roo Police.