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Motorcyclist flees Playa del Carmen police only to be arrested

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Elements of the Ministry of Public Security carried out an operation Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of the In House neighborhood of Playa del Carmen, which lead to the arrest of one.

In a statement, police report one detained male, the assurance of a firearm and cartridges, as well as drugs and a red scooter.

According to the information provided, as they were carrying out preventive and crime-deterrent patrols, Municipal Policemen noticed a motorcycle being driven recklessly on avenida Constituyentes, which is when they asked the driver to stop, but he ignored the request and fled.

Agents began a chase that ended on calle Chanka in the In House neighborhood in the extreme west part of the city. When the now detainee got off the scooter to flee on foot, he was intercepted by officers.

Upon a review of his person, police found his loaded gun, and several doses of marijuana and crack cocaine. He was arrested and his possessions seized.