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Apr 2, 2013

Over $1.2 Million in contraband goods seized; Belizean origin?

Contraband goods are normally brought into the country through the back doors of Guatemala or Mexico but over the weekend a large amount of contraband was seized near El Ceibo in La Libertad, Petén which is located at the Guatemala -Mexico border. What does this have to do with Belize you may ask? Well the illegal shipment, valued at around five million Quetzales or six hundred and forty-three thousand two hundred and ninety-two US dollars, is said to have originated in Belize. The shipment included nine hundred and twenty-four boxes of cigarettes and twenty-three boxes of clothes.

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