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Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

In last week’s issue of the Guardian Newspaper, we reported on 2 separate marijuana busts made by Orange Walk police. The cops followed up with their crackdown and made another on the National Heroes and Benefactors Day.

Acting on Special Branch Intelligence, Orange Walk police intercepted a motorcycle on Monday, March 7, at around 7:45. There were 2 persons on the motorbike, and they were later identified as 35 year-old Genaro Pot and 51 year-old Fortunato Coye.

As soon as they spotted the cops, they sped off down Princess Diana Street in Orange Walk Town. The police set chase and managed to catch them before they got far. When the police searched the motorbike, they found 2.26 kilograms - or almost 5 pounds - of marijuana. The officers then detained both men, seized the drugs and escorted them back to the Orange Walk Police Station.

Both men were arrested and charged with drug trafficking, and they were arraigned in the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court. In that hearing, Genaro Pott pleaded guilty to the offence, and he was sentenced to 3 years in jail, and fined  $10,000.