San Ignacio Police find 135 pounds of weed and shotgun Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

A vigilant San Ignacio Police Quick Response Team along with personnel from the Tourism Police Unit, were conducting mobile patrols on the Benque Viejo Road, Cayo District on Saturday of this past weekend when they came upon drugs and a gun.  Both teams were making checks in an area known as the San Francisco Road just off the George Price Highway at about 3:15 am, whereupon two male persons dressed in dark clothing were seen in some nearby bushes. However; both men upon seeing the Police, quickly ran off. Checks were made in the immediate area where both persons were initially seen, which led to the discovery of two large parcels in black plastic bag, each wrapped with transparent tape. Both parcels were opened where it was observed that each contained some green leafy substance consistent with being cannabis. 

Subsequently, both parcels were retrieved and weighed where parcel #1 weighed 75 lbs (34,050 grams) and parcel #2 weighed 60 lbs (27,240 grams) to a total of 135 lbs (61,290 grams). The suspected cannabis was taken to the San Ignacio Police Station where both parcels were labeled and deposited as Found Property.  

Further search was subsequently conducted in the immediate bushy area which led to the discovery of a 12 gauge pump action shotgun with markings GUA - Armscor Model 30R, S/N A856657 which was loaded with three (3) live 12 gauge cartridges.