Teya, Yucatan — During a vehicle inspection along the Mérida-Cancún highway, Federal police found a vehicle loaded with 400 kilos of marijuana allegedly destined for Playa del Carmen.
The bust was made by members of la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública at a checkpoint near the town of Teya in the neighboring state of Yucatan. Police reportedly inspected the vehicle after noticing the driver acting nervous.
A K9 narcotics dog was brought out to help police inspect the covered three-ton truck. During the checkpoint inspection, the dog signaled for the presences of drugs. The State of Mexico-plated truck had left Guadalajara and was allegedly bound for Playa del Carmen.
Each of the wrapped packages found weighed approximately 10 kilos. The marijuana, truck and the vehicle’s occupants were all handed over to the public prosecutor.
Road security efforts have been doubled by la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública along highways leading into Cancun and Playa del Carmen since they have been detected as drug-smuggling routes.