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Jun 13, 2012

Meth precursor being destroyed

The destruction of six containers of methylamine hydrochloride is taking place incrementally by the Customs Department in cooperation with the US. Between Tuesday and today, the containers carrying three thousand sacks of the chemicals were transported under heavy police escort along the western highway. News Five has learnt that the destruction is taking place along the Coastal Road in a highly security driven operation. Vernon Cuthkelvin, the importer, has been spared from prosecution by the Customs Department since, through his attorney; he claimed that the exporter did not provide him with the fertilizer which he had ordered. Customs was prepared to prosecute him, which would have resulted in a fine in excess of two million dollars but the charges were abandoned. The chemical, when processed into the highly addictive methamphetamine, could fetch as much as ten billion dollars on the street. The containers were busted in early March when the quantity raised eyebrows because traditional agro importers do not order that large quantity of fertilizer. But it is believed they had arrived at the Customs months prior to the bust.

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8 Responses for “Meth precursor being destroyed”

  1. BMNJ says:

    Vernon Cuthkelvin is a shady person and defiinitely not a person with honesty & integrity. I got a $300 bounced check from him many years ago when I had a wholesale/retail business. He promised to take care of it but he never did. Therefore, I sincerely believe that he played a big role in importing those illegal substance.

  2. Storm says:

    We must all remember how totally impotent GOB was in the face of obvious cartel operations in the Jewel, and punish everyone connected with GOB at the next election. Throw ALL the rascals out and start over fresh.

    Meanwhile, I hope Mr. Cuthkelvin’s business partners exact their full pound of flesh from him for losing their $10-billion expectation.

  3. Storm says:

    We must all remember how totally impotent GOB was in the face of obvious cartel operations in the Jewel, and punish everyone connected with GOB at the next election. Throw ALL the rascals out and start over fresh.

    Meanwhile, I hope Mr. Cuthkelvin’s business partners exact their full pound of flesh from him for losing their $10-billion expectation. He was involved with filthy poison that destroys lives and families — there is a special place in Hell for drug traffickers.

  4. Rod says:

    Another failure I hope they got the press there to observe this destruction y must done change into flour these chemicals are so toxic that no one in Belize will be safe this chemical is loaded with cancer causing agents and any one within a100 miles of the burning will be affected so good luck my fellow belizeans your gov at work again the killing of their citizens.

  5. Al says:

    If the government believe that little OH THEY SENT ME THE WRONG THING, story they are more stupid than a gave them credit for. It is the wrong thing only because he got caught, If he were not caught, this shipment would have already hit the drug scene. Saldivar still think no better help is needed in the law enforcement arena.? Did any one ask the supplier for a copy of the invoice for the order that was placed by Mr Cuthkelvin or they just took his word for it.

    Turn the government over to the criminals because they may just be smart enough to run the country, they certainly are proving that they have more brain power than those who are being paid to oversee the country’s welfare.

  6. lino says:

    7 News said they dumped it in a hole and destroyed it with water-where is Minister of Environment-10 Billion dollars worth of chemicals-why didn’t she stop that too? This is equal to overload of fertilizer into our soil and into our water table? we will now become addicts by accident? and then environmentalists worry about animals being scared off because seismic electronic waves will chase animals away, they worry about the tapir not going where a Human had to utilize the bathroom in the forest–load of BS-they select their instances but they can’t tell the US anything at all.

  7. Single Motha says:

    my lee bway get FIVE years fu one stick a weed and this UDP CRONY walks away with 5 container load of methamphetamines. Belize gawn to de dawgs…

  8. Seletar says:

    They should have forfeited the contraband to the government, and returned it to the supplier for a refund. At least GOB could have got a little revenue from it.

    This entire incident is a victory for some cartel — I hope the US DEA isn’t fooled, and stays on the case until it can arrest everyone involved and seize their property.

    Meanwhile, this is another warning that the cartels are “open for business” in the Jewel. Nobody else is involved in MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR drug production!

    Wake up, John Saldivar! Are you for or against the cartels?

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