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Mar 2, 2016

Alrick Smith and Two Others Nabbed for Drug Trafficking in Orange Walk

Orange Walk Police are reporting a drug bust of five kilos of marijuana in town this afternoon. Acting on intelligence Police stopped a Cadillac Escalade and found the stash of compressed marijuana, neatly packaged. The operation is significant because the drugs are believed to be part of a regular movement of from the Mexican side. In fact, one of the men busted today was caught with drugs on December twenty-first, also in Orange Walk, and in the same vehicle. Tonight Police are preparing to charge Alrick Smith for drug trafficking again, along with deportee Keith Flowers and Michael Requeña. We spoke to Inspector Nicholas Palomo via phone as the men were being processed.


Via Phone: Insp. Nicholas Palomo, Deputy Commander, Orange Walk

On the Phone: Insp. Nicholas Palomo

“At 3:20 P.M. on today’s date, police intercepted a gold in color Escalade bearing license plate number BZ 34105. Two occupants were in the vehicle from Belize City, the Escalade was brought to the Orange walk police were a search was conducted and several packs of Marijuana were found inside the vehicle. At this point we are weighing the drugs, we do not have the exact weight right now but individuals along with a third person are going to get charged for drug trafficking.


Mike Rudon

“Sir, would you be able to tell us what led to the detention of this Escalade?


Via Phone: Insp. Nicholas Palomo

“Because of intelligence gathered from the special branch office.”


Mike Rudon

“Are the persons from Belize City?


Via Phone: Insp. Nicholas Palomo

“Yes, from Belize City and Ladyville.”


Mike Rudon

“Are the persons known to the police or perhaps known to the police in the area of drugs?”


Via Phone: Insp. Nicholas Palomo

“Yes, they are known to the police in the area of drugs, one of them was lately charged for drug trafficking in about two months ago.”


Mike Rudon

“Sir, in terms of the drugs; was it in packaging, was it compressed marijuana, anything  similar to the drug bust that had been made in Orange Walk in the past?”


Via Phone: Insp. Nicholas Palomo

“Yes, similar to that compressed marijuana coming from Mexican side.”


Mike Rudon

“Did it have the marking on it? The “J” I believe?”


Via Phone: Insp. Nicholas Palomo

“No, it only has one k like one kilogram, it had no marking.”


Police say that while they didn’t keep the vehicle in December when it was used to transport drugs, they will be acting to confiscate it this time. Back then Smith was arrested along with Ming Pei Chuy, well known businessman from Lord’s Bank.


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1 Response for “Alrick Smith and Two Others Nabbed for Drug Trafficking in Orange Walk”

  1. weeds says:

    The thing that disturbs me most about this story is not that they released him, or the fact that it’s the same vehicle that was used (and not impounded until court proceedings from the other case) but its the fact that we have become too lazy to grow our own weed!

    We are now outsourcing our WEED! We gone from rass to lazy mada rass!

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