Last updated on February 20, 2020
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Several bags of drugs were reported washed up on two different Playa del Carmen beaches on the same day.
The first bag, which was identified as marijuana, was reported to 911 after being spotted on a beach area of Xcalacoco, north of Playa del Carmen. Police and members of the Mexican Navy arrived around 11:00 a.m. to find approximately 15 kilos of marijuana bricks that had washed up on the shore.
Later the same day, a second report of drugs seen on a beach was also reported. The second report turned out to be approximately 5 kilos of drugs, also marijuana, on a beach area between Playacar and Xcaret, south of Playa del Carmen.
All 20 kilos of the drugs were removed from the beaches and handed over to authorities.