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Packages of drugs found washed up on two Playa del Carmen beaches

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Several bags of drugs were reported washed up on two different Playa del Carmen beaches on the same day.

Photo: Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México

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.