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Apr 11, 2002

Two busted at Benque for 11 lbs. of cocaine

The cocaine bust may not be in the same league as last year’s ton and a half haul found in a Belize City apartment, but eleven pounds of white powder is still nothing to sneeze at. That’s how much cocaine police found on Wednesday evening near Benque Viejo. Thirty-five year old Benqueño Javier Silva and thirty-one year old Leslie Trapp of Esperanza were arrested shortly after they entered Belizean territory from Melchor de Mencos in Guatemala. The drugs were found in the men’s vehicle in five separate parcels. Silva and Trapp have been charged with drug trafficking.

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