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Feds arrest man found carrying over 50 kilos of cocaine inside Cancun airport

Cancun, Q.R. — Elements of the Federal Police Anti-Drug Division inside the International Airport of Cancun report the seizure of 50 packages of cocaine and the arrest of one subject of Ecuadorian origin.

The events were reported Tuesday when Federal Police were reviewing passenger luggage from a recently-landed Interjet flight from the José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Inside two suitcases, federal police detected 50 packages of cocaine.

Arrested was 41-year-old Armando Daniel Martínez Alvarado who was found transporting 50 wrapped packages of cocaine with a weight of 57.7 kilos. Both the drugs and detainee were held for the Attorney General’s Office.

Just last week, another shipment containing 24 packages of cocaine was found left in an abandoned suitcase inside the Cancun International Airport. It is believed the owner fled after realizing police were scanning luggage.

Since his arrest, Alvarado has been brought before a Quintana Roo judge who has linked him to the process of bringing drugs into the country. He remains imprisoned in the Social Reintegration Center of Quintana Roo.