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Jan 7, 2019

Drug Trafficking in the North; over 8 Pounds of Weed is Confiscated

Joseph Myvett

The weekend was relatively quiet following the five murders on New Year’s Day. In Orange Walk, however, police have arrested a woman suspected of drug trafficking. Authorities say that this morning around twelve-thirty, a vehicle stopped when they saw a police check-point in Orange Walk. One of the occupants in the vehicle exited and threw away a bag. Police acted quickly and searched the area where they found suspected marijuana.

 

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Orange Walk Police was on checkpoint between miles thirty-seven and thirty-eight on the Philip Goldson Highway, when a vehicle was approaching the checkpoint but stopped some two hundred feet from the check-point. A female, later identified as twenty-three-year-old Elvira Crawford exited the vehicle and was seen with a bag. As a result, police approached the area where a search conducted revealed that the bag contained three parcels of suspected cannabis, along with some cannabis in another bag. As a result, she was detained and taken to the station along with the driver of the vehicle. The drugs was weighed and amounted to three-thousand six-hundred and fifty-four grams, for which she is currently detained pending charges at this time.”


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