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Playa del Carmen police arrest man carrying pen gun

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A routine check stop in central Playa del Carmen lead police to the finding of a man carrying a pen gun.

The man was passing through a check stop along CTM Avenue where Municipal Police had installed a checkpoint. Seeing the filter, the man tried to escape throwing his vehicle in reverse, but was stopped by elements who proceeded to inspect the vehicle.

Their inspection lead to the discovery of a .22 caliber pen gun that police say, had been used at least once. They also found 12 cartridges hidden inside a sash. The man was arrested by agents of the Ministry of Public Security.