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State authorities seize over 1.7 million doses of narcotics and 7,000 weapons during 2023

Riviera Maya, Q. R. — Over 1.7 million doses of narcotics were removed from Quintana Roo streets last year reports the SSC.

Aside from drugs, state authorities also seized more than 7,000 weapons during 2023, the Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana (SSC) said. Last year a total of 1,728,039 street doses of various narcotics were seized during arrests and operations around Quintana Roo.

Those operations were carried out by the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security of Quintana Roo, with whom the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) collaborates directly.

“From January to December 2023, through collaborative work, 354,789 doses of marijuana, 109,735 doses of cocaine, 14,894 doses of crack, 18,314 doses of crystal, 1,362 psychotropic pills, 315 doses of ecstasy, 13 doses of hallucinogenic mushrooms, 216 doses of LSD, 1,196 doses of hashish and 12 green vegetable plants were seized,” the SSC detailed in a statement.

“Likewise, 316 short weapons, 46 long weapons, 6,401 cartridges, 341 magazines, 151 knives, 68 replicas of firearms, two explosives (grenade) and a grenade launcher were seized,” they added.

Over 1.7 million packages of narcotics and more than 7,000 weapons were seized in Quintana Roo in 2023. Photo: FGE

With the intelligence work of the C5 Security Complex, authorities identified 1,715 vehicles related to probable crimes. Police also recovered 194 stolen automobiles and 148 motorcycles.

According to the SSC report, the Secretariat of Citizen Security carried out a total of 2,545,600 inspections and 1,817,330 operations throughout Quintana Roo in 2023.

The FGE reported the 2023 statistics in a press conference on January 1, 2024.

“The police corporation managed to make 44,131 people available to the Civic Judge, 3,782 people to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Common Jurisdiction, 115 people to the Federal Jurisdiction, 1,357 people to the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes Against Health, 27 people before the Public Ministry Agency Specialized in Adolescents and 80 people before the Immigration Delegation,” they reported.

The most common arrests were drug related followed by carrying a firearm, commercial robbery and auto theft. Other common arrests included attempted robbery, homicides, extortion and kidnapping.