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Largest Crystal Meth bust in Belize Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00

crystal meth.jpg - 658.83 KbPolice have reported that the largest Crystal Meth bust was made in Belize on Thursday, August 21. According to police, personnel from the Anti-Drug Unit were in the Louisiana area of Orange Walk town in an unmarked police vehicle when they spotted a black Toyota Camry car swaying across the street. The police pursued the car and tried to have the driver to pull over, instead the vehicle tried to elude police. It headed to Liberty Avenue where the driver lost control forcing two occupants of the vehicle to try to escape. Police fired shots at them and would eventually catch up on them.

When police made a search of the vehicle, they found an icebox with 18 parcels of what would later be determined as Crystal Meth. An additional 12 parcels were also found inside a soap box all weighing 54.7 kilos. Both the icebox and the soap box were found in the truck of the car.

Police have since arrested and charged 49-year-old Ruperto Eulalio Reyes of # 5 Sittee River Street, Orange Walk Town along with his passenger 52-year-old Pascual Terrero Pineda, Cuban of Boca Del Rio, San Pedro Town. They were taken to Orange Walk’s magistrate’s court where they were each charged with one count each of drug trafficking of a class B drug. No plea was taken from the men and they were remanded to prison until September 30.

While police report that the value of the drugs in Belize is in the region of 2 million dollars, the street value of the same quantity in the U.S. can be as much as 12 million U.S. dollars.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 17:54