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Police remove drug dealer from Playa del Carmen streets

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A subject was arrested by Playa del Carmen police after being found with 74 bags of cocaine. The man was taken into custody near the corner of Avenida Lilis and Constituyentes on the edge of the Mision de las Flores and InHouse subdivisions.

According to the police report, agents of the Municipal Police were circulating in the area at about 1:00 p.m. Wednesday when they saw a man handling bags with white powder without noticing them. When they approached, the subject, upon seeing police, tried to flee on foot.

Police caught up with him and upon a search, found a plastic zip bag with the 74 street doses of cocaine. Police say 31-year-old Rene Santos N., originally from Quintana Roo, was arrested and turned over to the State Attorney General’s Office to face drug charges.