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Weapons, tactical gear seized in south of state

Allende, Q.R. — Quintana Roo Police agents seized high-powered weapons, bulletproof vests, clothing and tactical equipment during an operation deployed along a riverbank of the Río Hondo. While there were no arrests, police confiscated five firearms, three tactical vests, an SUV, a helmet and other various pieces of tactical clothing.

The finding of the items was made in the community of Allende in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco Wednesday afternoon after an Emergency 911 report of the presence of armed people inside a dark colored SUV. The caller detailed the group were dressed in National Guard gear and were attempting to abduct a man.

Police responded to that call, which is when they located the guns, gear and vehicle. A search for the abducted man was implemented. He was discovered in the town of Nachicocom after being abandoned by the group. Those responsible for the alleged abduction were not located.