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Jul 17, 2019

Duo Charged for Major Drug Bust

Lynroy Longsworth

Police have formally arrested and charged Lynroy Longsworth and Kenosha Beaton for the crime of possession of control drugs with the intent to supply.  The duo was busted with many parcels of high-grade weed and more than ten thousand Belize dollars.  The anti-drug operation took place on Tuesday morning at a residence around mile-four on the Philip Goldson Highway, near the Haulover Bridge. The parcels of compressed marijuana were found inside the tenant’s van, which is currently impounded. According to Operations Commander, ACP Marco Vidal, the security forces moved in after gathering enough information to ensure a successful bust.

 

Kenosha Beaton

ACP Marco Vidal, Commander of Operations

“During the search police, the security forces which is a combined team of the police,  specialized units and the Belize Defense Force, a total of twenty four point eight five seven kilograms of cannabis was seized or just over fifty eight pounds of cannabis. Two persons have been detained. They should be charged today. Also found was twelve thousand three hundred and sixty one dollars and sixty three cents was found at the house contrary to what was aired in the media of bulk quantities of monies. Those persons have been detained and they will be charged sometime today so their names will be released after they have been charged.”

 

Marco Vidal

Reporter

“Have these people caught the attention of police in the past for similar activities?”

 

ACP Marco Vidal

“Yes. The information is intelligence. The information is worked up on these persons and when the time is right then the operation is launched. That was the case yesterday.”

 

The Financial Intelligence Unit is part of the investigation.   


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