Press "Enter" to skip to content

Patrolling police spot pair trying to throw drugs over prison wall

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two subjects were detained by elements of the Municipal Police after they were caught attempting to throw packages of drugs onto the grounds of the Municipal Retention Center.

Patrolling police spotted the pair just before midnight in the vicinity of the penitentiary. Both descended from a Lázaro Cárdenas del Río union taxi and approached the fence. Officers watching the events unfold approached the man and woman for questioning, however, they decided to run.

An inspection of their person revealed drugs. Taken into custody was 28-year-old Amidait S.G. from Veracruz and 24-year-old Nayiber O.A. from Tabasco. Both were transferred to the public security office before being placed at the disposal of the Special Prosecutor’s Office.

It is the third time in as many months that police have had to deal with people attempting to throw packages of drugs over Playa del Carmen prison walls.