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Man caught snorting cocaine in central Playa del Carmen jailed

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A man who was caught snorting cocaine on a public street has been handcuffed and jailed. His arrest was made in central Playa del Carmen Wednesday when patrolling police officers came upon the man snorting a hit of cocaine from a small container.

Police were traveling along 10th Avenue when they saw him on the corner of 8th Street. An inspection of his person revealed the marble container of powered cocaine along with 13 unidentified pills.

Police arrested 49-year-old Antonio N, originally from Italy. Authorities have not said if Antonio N was a resident or area visitor.