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Mar 4, 2020

An update on jet plane drug cargo!

Less than twenty-four hours after Belize Police Department intercepted one of the biggest drug cargos on record, the deaths of the four Belize Defence Soldiers were reported and that tragedy continues to play out and dominate the news.  And so when the press caught up with Commissioner of Police today, we inquired about the drugs seized. As you’ll recall, two thousand seventy parcels of suspected cocaine were found. That shipment is estimated to be valued at roughly one hundred and twenty million Belize dollars. ComPol Williams says that they have weighed the parcels, and are now awaiting test results of the products found and arrangements will be made to destroy the bales.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“We are waiting for the test results that are being done by the national forensic service and as soon as that is done, we get the results and we apply to the court for the order of destruction and we go through with the destruction.”

 

Reporter

“Weren’t the results supposed to be done by today?”

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams

“No. It can’t be so quickly. It is a number of samples.”

 

Reporter

“Do you have a final weight yet, sir?”

 

Chester Williams

“I think it is five thousand and eighty four pounds.”

 

Reporter

“So, then the 2005 one still has the record, because that was five thousand and three hundred.”

 

Chester Williams

“If that is it, then that would have the record then yes.”


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