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Apr 5, 2018

Double Vehicle Bust of kilos of Marijuana at Northern Border

There have been a number of anti-drug operations around the country. Up north at about nine p.m. on Wednesday, Corozal police were tipped about two vehicles at the border heading to Belize City from Chetumal. In one of the vehicles, a Ford Escape, driven by Blancaneaux Maudel and passenger Michelle Benguche, police found twenty-four parcels of cannabis concealed inside a spare tire in the vehicle. The drugs amount to twenty kilos. The second vehicle, a Kia car, was also searched and inside its spare tire as well, police found twenty-eight rounds of ammo as well as six point one kilos of cannabis. Kenyon Lewis was behind the wheel and with him was Phyymore King. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino says that the persons are detained pending charges for a total of fifty-eight pounds of weed. 

 

Wilfredo Ferrufino

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, C.I.B., Belize City

“Corozal Police visited the northern border where they intercepted two vehicles, one a Kia Amante; this is a car—the two occupants, one Kenyon Lewis and one Phyymore King. The vehicle was searched and from that search, it resulted in fifteen parcels of what was determined or suspected to be canabis. That will be somewhere around thirteen point five pounds. The drugs were found in the spare tire of the vehicle. There was another vehicle that was searched, a Ford escape, which was driven at the time by Blancaneaux Maudel and another occupant, Michelle Benguche. They were in a Ford escape; that Ford escape was searched and again inside the spare tire, they found twenty-four parcels of suspected cannabis; that will be twenty thousand four hundred and seventy grams. We are looking at somewhere around forty-five pounds of cannabis.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, do the investigators suspect that this was some sort of smuggling operation taking place? The quantity of drugs and the quantity of ammunition suggests a cross border operation.”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“Well, we would want to say that it is a smuggling because of the manner in which it was done. Putting it in the spare tire is a tricky way to conceal those types of drugs. I think I failed to mention that it was twenty-eight rounds of point three-eighty ammunition.”

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1 Response for “Double Vehicle Bust of kilos of Marijuana at Northern Border”

  1. Marwaione says:

    Good job Police, hope they burn it too.

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