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Teen left holding 22 kilos of narcotics arrested in Puerto Morelos after his accomplice makes a run for it

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A teenager in Puerto Morelos was taken into police custody over the weekend after he was found in possession of drugs. Elements of the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Public Security of Puerto Morelos were involved in the arrest of the 19-year-old Tabasco man.

In a news brief, police say Edwin N was arrested after authorities located two suitcases that contained just over 22 kilos of marijuana. The packages were found Saturday evening during a surveillance tour while Edwin N was with another person at a public passenger transport area headed toward Playa del Carmen.

At the sight of police, one of the two youths fled toward overgrown brush where he was successful in making a getaway. The second, Edwin N, was found in possession of two suitcases that together, contained 22.1 kilos of marijuana.

During processing, Edwin N told police that they were only in charge of transporting the suitcases to deliver them in Playa del Carmen.