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Aug 1, 2013

Before busted in El Salvador, cocaine was headed to Belize

It is well known that Belize is a major transhipment point for drugs heading to the United States from Colombia. And tonight, there is a report of a huge bust of cocaine that was heading to Belize. The Salvadoran press is reporting that at least four hundred kilos, some eight hundred and eighty pounds, of the drug originating from Panama were seized on Wednesday by the Salvadoran police. According to a spokesperson of the Salvadoran National Civil Police, the large quantity of cocaine was hidden in a refrigerated truck. The vehicle, driven at the time by twenty-six year old Nicaraguan national Juan Jose Matamoros Giron, was intercepted by police anti-drug agents as it headed towards the eastern part of Salvador. The cargo was transported to a customs compound in the City of Llopango which is located some five miles east of the capital, San Salvador. The Salvadoran police reports a search of the truck led to the discovery of cocaine hidden among one hundred and sixty containers with frozen pineapple juice.  The truck which carried license plates from Costa Rica left Panama with the drugs heading to Belize, but it is not known to whom it was consigned in Belize. The street value of the drug locally is some ten million dollars, but in the United States, where it is believed the cargo was destined for, it is double that amount at ten million U.S. dollars.

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3 Responses for “Before busted in El Salvador, cocaine was headed to Belize”

  1. jhonnyn says:

    I would like to congratulate Benque Viejo Customs / specially the Station Incharge, who bravely assisted Americans and address the information….Although he conveniently slipped on prior shipments, but he manage to do a good job this time.

  2. jhonnyn says:

    I would like to congratulate Benque Viejo Customs / Specially Station Incharge, who bravely assisted Americans and address the information….Although he conveniently slipped on prior shipments, but he manage to do a good job this time.

  3. Eye in the Sky says:

    Very simple.
    Who imports frozen pineapple juice into Belize?
    There must not be many who actually do that.
    Find out who it was for in Belize and freeze all his or her assets.
    That is . . .
    Unless the person has political connections and all will be forgotten.

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