Police detain 152 persons at the festival in Palmares

Fuerza Pública officers say they have detained 152 persons at the  Festejos Populares Palmares 2014 with most of the violations related to drugs.

The Fuerza Pública said Sunday that officers had confiscated marijuana and cocaine.  Although marijuana smokers are seen regularly in the downtown streets, police enforce zero tolerance and shake them down at such festivals.

The Cruz Roja reported that in the first few days of the festival rescue workers had assisted 125 persons.

At another festival, the Fiestas Tipicas in Santa Cruz, some 67 persons have sought medical help since Tuesday.

Some individuals in both locations suffered injuries from the mechanical rides. But many also were injured while participating in the bull baiting that was conducted at both festivals.

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