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Detained possibly involved in Playa del Carmen shooting

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — After stopping two men on a speeding motorcycle, Playa del Carmen police report the discovery of a gun and bags of drugs.

Police officers spotted two male subjects without helmets aboard a speeding motorcycle that was circulating on city streets without license plates. When signaled to pull over, the driver of the bike attempted to flee.

Additional units were called to assist with the capture of the bike and its passengers. Several streets later, police secured the bike and the two men who were found carrying a handgun and 16 bags of marijuana.

Both were arrested and held for la Fiscalía General de la República. Preliminary reports from the Prosecutor’s Office suggest the pair are allegedly connected to a recent shooting in Playa del Carmen.