The location of a grenade lying in the street caused alarm and confusion in a residential area of Puerto Vallarta. Fortunately, the device turned out to be a simple “mill”, a device that is used to crush marijuana, which facilitates its consumption.
Local media reported how elements of the municipal police were the first to respond to a 911. The grenade was located a few steps from the facilities of the Federal Electricity Commission in the residential area of Fluvial Vallarta. Police cordoned off the area and about 200 people were evicted.
Specialized personnel of the army, as well as elements of the State Attorney’s Office, were in charge of going to the area to evaluate the danger. It was then that the military discovered that the grenade was harmless, an object used by marijuana consumers, disguised as an explosive weapon. Residues of the drug were found inside the crusher.
In less than an hour, residents of the colony returned to their offices and homes, after their routines were interrupted by a false alarm.