Press "Enter" to skip to content

More than 31,000 bags of narcotics seized in state during May

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — More than 31,000 bags of narcotics have been removed from state streets already this month. In a report by the Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana (SSC) of Quintana Roo Monday, police seized 31,308 doses of various narcotics from street dealers.

These seizures, they reported, are the result of the collaborative work to deal with criminal groups, efforts led by the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace.

The seizures are the result of the operations and tours carried out by elements of the SSC in collaboration with the federal, state and municipal authorities who, from May 1 to 27, were successful in removing 13,682 bags of marijuana, 13,789 of powdered cocaine, 2,439 of crack, 1,301 of crystal myth, 13 doses of LSD and 84 psychotropic pills from streets around Quintana Roo.

In their statement, the SSC also said that it was possible to disarm criminal groups through inspections at strategic points and municipalities. During May, six long weapons, 38 short weapons, 1,535 cartridges of various calibers, 45 chargers and nine bladed weapons were also seized.

To strengthen strategies, the SSC carried out video surveillance monitoring in the C5 Security Complex, which aided in the location and recovery of 16 stolen cars and seven stolen motorcycles as well as the detection of 111 vehicles related to high-impact crimes.

A man wanted for a violent robbery in Cancun was arrested in the state of Yucatan. Photo: SSC QRoo May 29, 2023.

One of those arrests included that of 28-year-old Alfredo “N” who was arrested in collaboration with the SSP of the State of Yucatán for a violent robbery that took place in Cancun. He was located with the city’s C5 cameras and arrested days later in the state of Yucatán.

The SSC said that “all the actions implemented resulted in making 385 people available before the Public Ministry of the Common Jurisdiction, six before the Public Ministry of the Federal Jurisdiction and 3,258 people before the Civic Judge.”