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Drugs seized in Cayo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

On Tuesday of this week a vigilant team of Police Officers, ADU, Canine and Customs netted in a good catch of drugs and traffickers in the Cayo District. At precisely 3:30 am, a search was conducted at mile 68 on the George Price Highway on a Gold colored Geo Prism Taxi car with license plate L/P BVO D 00416, where five persons were observed to be relaxing inside. Also found in the car was a white ‘crocus’ sack containing a black plastic bag with 11 parcels of green leafy substances suspected to be cannabis.

Those persons arrested on Tuesday in the Taxi have been identified as Anna Galvez, 23 year old, Guatemalan Domestic of Cotton Tree Village and Francisco Martinez, 35 year old, Guatemalan laborer of Melchor de Mencos. Also arrested were Vicente Rosales, 23 years old, Guatemalan laborer; Maria Trinidad, 61 year old Guatemalan Domestic and Jose Roca, 63 year old, Naturalized Belizean Taxi driver, all who come from Arenal Village.

The suspected drugs were weighed in the presence of the five persons and found to measure, 8,164.7 grams. A sample of each parcel was then taken and sealed in the presence of the accused. All persons have since been processed for the offence of drug trafficking.