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Playa del Carmen police seize more than 2,000 bags of drugs in Fifth Avenue bust

Playa del Carmen, Q. R. — Solidaridad police officers made a substantial drug bust in central Playa del Carmen. On Thursday, SSP of Solidaridad said that while there was no arrest made, more than 2,000 street doses of narcotics were removed from Fifth Avenue.

The March 1 bust was made after police received a report of a drug sales point along Fifth Avenue. Patrolling officers, with their K9, strolled the 14th Street location where the dog directed them inside a place called “Animalandia Maya”.

Once there, police located over 2,000 doses of narcotics that included marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, crystal meth, LSD, crack and hashish. They also reported locating one shotgun and 8,024 peso in cash. Police detailed in their statement that more than 1,300 of those bags of drugs were cocaine.

In August of 2022, the same two-part establishment of Animalandia Maya was shut down by authorities after it was reported for being a drug point-of-sale.