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Playa del Carmen police detain 8 found with drugs, weapons, gear

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A group of eight youths were arrested after being found with hundreds of packages of drugs as well as firearms, communication radios and bulletproof vests.

Playa del Carmen police made the arrests in the irregular settlement of InHouse in the city’s far west after seeing one of the now detained aboard a vehicle with a firearm. On Saturday, surveying police saw three people aboard a white Dodge, one of whom appeared to have a gun.

Upon being stopped, the trio fled on foot, making their way toward a home in the InHouse settlement where they were intercepted by police. Municipal Police say upon inspection, the suspected firearm was a BB gun, however, their search of the vehicle revealed 177 street doses of crack and 50 bags of marijuana along with four communication radios and two bulletproof vests.

Police also noted that inside the house where the subjects were about to enter, there were three bags on a table that, once reviewed, contained 52, 92 and 60 bags of marijuana respectively. For this reason, the five subjects in the home were also insured.