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Sep 24, 2018

Coastguard Officer Busted with Weed in Dangriga

Joseph Myvett

A coastguard officer finds himself on the other side of the law tonight after he was arraigned today for the crime of possession of a controlled drug. Just before seven p.m. on Thursday, twenty-five-year-old Lenard Flores was searched during a routine preventative patrol, also known as a stop and search. Inside a bag he was carrying, police discovered over fifty grams of weed.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Dangriga police was conducting patrols in the river side area where they conducted a search on Lenard Flores, twenty-five years Belizean coastguard officer. During the process of a search of a bag he had, fifty-four point one grams of cannabis was found. He has since been arrested and charged for the offence of possession of a controlled drug and taken before the court today.”

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