Guatemalan woman found with drugs Print E-mail
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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

Benque Viejo Police were at the Belize Western Border at the Customs Check Point arrival section on Tuesday of this week when their attention was drawn to a Hispanic descent female wearing a grey and white blouse, long black pants, who was carrying a black and purple hand bag with logo BELCORP acting in a suspicious manner.

A female Custom Officer retrieved a black plastic bag from inside the BELCORP hand bag and handed it over to the Police, who opened it in the presence of the female. Found inside the hand bag was a transparent plastic bag that contained suspected cannabis seeds. It was shown to the female where she was informed of the offence and cautioned. In the process the woman uttered in Spanish, “Lo busque en el suelo en el parque de Guatemala, pense que era semia de ocoro,” which translates in English “I found it on the ground in a park in Guatemala, and I thought it was Okra Seeds”. She was immediately cautioned once again, placed under arrest and escorted to the Benque Viejo Police Station along with the suspected cannabis seeds. She identified herself as Yesica Esmeralda Tahual Cruz 18yrs Guatemalan of La Libertad Guatemala. The drugs were weighed in her presence, which amounted to 243.0 grams. She was subsequently arrested and charged for the offence of drug trafficking. The Guatemalan Consulate was informed of her arrest which is a standard procedure when Guatemalans are arrested.