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Three armed men captured from Fifth Avenue after physically assaulting a citizen for refusing to buy drugs

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Three armed men were captured from Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue after a citizen report of a physical assault. Their capture took place early Monday morning when patrolling officers were stopped by a man who was injured.

He told police that while walking past a bar located on Fifth Avenue, he was offered drugs. When he refused, he was taken inside the bar, physically assaulted then tossed back out onto the street.

Police escorted the injured man back to the location where he positively identified the men who assaulted him. During their arrests, police also found 54-year-old Celso N from Merida, 29-year-old Blas N from Oaxaca and 32-year-old Pedro N from Hidalgo in possession of hundreds of street-ready doses of narcotics along with three loaded weapons and 1,100 peso in cash.