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SSP says over 11,000 doses of drugs removed from Cancun, Riviera Maya streets in 6 days

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — State officials say in six days of April, they removed more than 11,200 doses of narcotics from streets. And that all of the drug busts took place in the Northern Zone (Cancun, Riviera Maya and Tulum).

In a statement, the Ministry of Public Security says they “managed to remove 11,232 doses of drugs from the streets from April 3 to 9 of this year. This represents a strong blow to the financial structure of criminal organizations since various narcotics were seized.

Of the more than 11,200, they detailed that “9,452 were doses of marijuana, 291 of crack, 1,322 doses of cocaine, 136 doses of crystal, eight ecstasy, seven pieces of LSD and 16 pills, thus ensuring that they do not reach the hands of the youth of Quintana Roo.”

The agency also said that in the arrests, 10 loaded guns and two knives were seized. “The seizures are the result of coordinated work between the various levels of government that allow the disarmament of criminal groups and thus prevent the loss of human life and guarantee peace in our state,” they added.

During that same week, four cars and eight motorcycles were recovered in addition to 63 more vehicles presumed related to various high-impact crimes including homicides and attempted homicides, violent assaults, home burglaries, drugs, possession of firearms and extortion.