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Illegal items found during patrol gets PDC Fifth Ave bar shut down

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Municipal inspectors have closed a Playa del Carmen watering hole after reports of the discovery of illegal items. The bar-restaurant was shut over the weekend after police found a man inside carrying drugs and a loaded firearm.

The Fifth Avenue bar was shut down Saturday night. Photo: May 19, 2024

Municipal Police arrested the 46-year-old man from inside the establishment Saturday night which lead to its subsequent closure by the city.

During a routine foot patrol, two police officers with a K9 were inspecting the establishment around 10:00 p.m. when the dog headed in the direction of a man at the back of the bar.

In an attempt to flee, the man headed for an open window for a rooftop escape but was caught. An inspection revealed a yellow bag that contained marijuana and cocaine and a loaded glock.

The bar-restaurant was shut on the night of May 18, 2024.

Police proceeded to arrest 46-year-old Alfredo “T” from the state of Guerrero. After his arrest, the city was notified of the finding. Municipal inspectors arrived for a further inspection and subsequent closure of the Fifth Avenue bar.

the SSC (Seguridad Ciudadana Solidaridad) reported Sunday that “the Solidaridad Municipal Police arrested a subject in possession of one firearm with 17 cartridges and possible narcotics such as cocaine and marijuana.

“It was Saturday night on 22nd Street and Fifth Avenue when the Tourist Police and the Canine Unit were carrying out crime prevention work and a canine officer made an alert marking towards a subject who tried to flee but was caught.

“When carrying out a security inspection on who was identified as Alfredo “N”, 46 years old, originally from Guerrero, they found a bag and a container with possible marijuana, 28 wrappers with what appears to be the drug cocaine and a firearm that had a magazine with 17 cartridges, so it was secured and placed at the disposal of the State Attorney General’s Office for the corresponding legal purposes.”