Man caught with cocaine in hotel room in Benque Print
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Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:00

Jes ForbesJes Forbes, a 48-year-old mechanic of Belize City, was remanded to prison on Monday, March 26, after he was busted with 2,021 kilos of cocaine in a hotel room in Benque Viejo Del Carmen.

The incident occurred at around 3:00 a.m., on George Street at the Maya Hotel, where Forbes was occupying a room on the second floor of the building.

Police on mobile patrol saw Fobres out on the verandah of the hotel, and stopped and this was when Forbes made a run back into the hotel room.

Police then entered the building and headed to the second floor, where they heard several movements coming out from room #10. Forbes was ordered to open the door, where a search for drugs and illegal weapons took place.

Forbes complied and was searched and police found nothing incriminating on him, but when police searched the room, under a pillow on the bed, they found three plastic bags containing the cocaine.
Police also observed that the ceiling had also been ripped off.

Forbes appeared in the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court where he was read a charges of drug trafficking.  He pleaded not guilty and was remanded until April.