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Apr 10, 2019

Orange Walk Businessman Busted in Silk Grass during Drug Deal

Police in Hopkins Village wasted no time on Tuesday when they promptly acted upon information that a drug deal was about to go down in neighboring Silk Grass.  At around midday, the residence of sixty-year-old Jose Nolberto was stormed by a team of officers.  Inside the house at the time of the raid was forty-four-year-old John Mendez, an electrician of Wageirale area of Dangriga Town and sixty-one-year-old Matthew Williams, a businessman of Orange Walk Town.  Despite an attempt at fleeing with and tossing a quantity of cocaine, Nolberto was quickly captured and the plastic bag recovered.  When they inspected the content of the parcel, police discovered two thousand, ninety-nine grams of cocaine.  A subsequent search was conducted on Williams’ vehicle where the officers were able to retrieve a third parcel of cocaine and a substantial amount of cash.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Yesterday evening, police in Hopkins received information of a drug deal that was about to go down.  Based on that, they visited a house in the Silk Grass area whereupon arrival they saw a male person fleeing the house carrying a bag.  He was pursued and during the pursuit he threw the bag, he was captured quickly, brought back to the location where the bag was thrown and upon inspection of the bag police found two parcels of cocaine, each weighing one kilo.  He was taken back to the house where others were detained at the time and police conducted search of a vehicle owned by a figure from Orange Walk and a search of that vehicle yielded one additional parcel of cocaine, again another kilo, and thirty-nine thousand, five hundred dollars in cash.  Those persons, the man from Orange Walk, the one from Silk Grass and another person, there are three of them, are currently detained at the Dangriga Town police station pending charges of drug trafficking. We currently have an operation going on in the south and countrywide.  If you notice, you have seen a number of good works being done by the police and I can tell you again, we have a huge drug bust in the north last night.  I don’t know if you have been briefed about that because I know unu normally get unu thing under the table, right.  But we do have a major drug bust in the north and we just again, couple hours ago, nabbed two firearms in Benque.  So the police are across the country doing good work, but the operations countrywide are geared at looking at drug traffickers, looking at gang members and see how we can continue to suppress the issue of crime and violence across the country.”

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