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Jun 20, 2019

Major Drug Bust in Orange Walk

Chester Williams

There was a major drug bust on Wednesday night in Orange Walk. Personnel from the Belize Customs Department were conducting routine patrols when they intercepted a pickup truck containing ten parcels of marijuana. The drugs weighed about eleven thousand grams or over twenty-four pounds of weed. The vehicle was impounded and the driver taken into custody. ComPol Chester Williams shares additional details.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Last night, members of Customs were conducting a checkpoint somewhere in the Orange Walk District and they intercepted a pickup truck. And a search of that vehicle yielded ten parcels of suspected cannabis. The Orange Walk police were called to the location where the Customs handed over to the police the individual, the vehicle along with the suspected drugs. The drugs was weighed and I think it amounted to eleven thousand grams. So the persons concerned are presently in police custody and they will be charged for drug trafficking with respect to that matter.”

 

Reporter

“Sir when are charges expected to be laid against them?”

 

Chester Williams

“That should be today, if not yet already filed.”


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