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Gun, ammo, 70 bags of drugs gets man arrested in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — As part of surveillance operations, a man was detained by police after he was found carrying drugs, a weapon and ammunition in Playa del Carmen.

The discovery and arrest took place around 10:00 p.m. in the colonia Misión de las Flores when Quintana Roo police spotted a weapon inside a parked vehicle. The moment the driver saw police, he started the vehicle and fled.

Police chased him to Flor de loto street in the residential community of Misión de las Flores where he and his vehicle were searched. Taken into police custody was Victor Fidel N for possession of a firearm, ammo and drugs that consisted of 20 bags of crack and 50 transparent bags of marijuana along with three cell phones.

The gun he was found carrying is for the exclusive use by the Mexican army and air force. He will also face charges of drug possession and drug trafficking.