Five in Playas del Coco detained on drug counts

Judicial police said they detained five persons in Playas del Coco who are suspected of distributing drugs in bars and other public places in the community. They also are facing allegations that they robbed individuals at knife point and committed armed robberies at various commercial establishments and homes.

Three arrests came during raids of three homes in the area. Two suspects were detained on the public street, the Judicial Investigating Organization said.

Judicial agents said they started the investigation in April after they received confidential reports that the individuals were heavily involved in the sale of drugs.

During the arrests, agents said they confiscated marijuana and cocaine as well as handcuffs, weapons and seven cell telephones that were used in the drug sale business.

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