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Dec 2, 2011

Cocaine, valued at $2 Million, found in Mexican’s truck

A major drug bust took place on Thursday night. It started at the western border where police officers were training on how to conduct searches at checkpoints. The officers detected that a vehicle heading toward the checkpoint, suddenly made a suspicious U-Turn. The Nissan truck with Mexican license plates had initially crossed the border from Guatemala. It diverted north to the Santa Elena border at about seven o’clock on Thursday night while being tailed by the cops. Police who had been alerted searched the vehicle but came up empty handed. But the driver’s behavior was suspect and the Nissan was commandeered to the Corozal Police station. A thorough search gave way to the cocaine. One hundred and eleven parcels of the white stuff were in a hidden compartment in the front of the truck’s camper. The parcels were marked with the letters XT. The suspicious driver has been identified as forty-four year old Mexican, Martin Rafael Urias, a salesman of Mexico City. All in all the drugs weighed in at some two hundred and eighty-four pounds, which is estimated to have a wholesale market value of two million dollars. The origin of the drugs is not known but Urias is in police custody pending charges.

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13 Responses for “Cocaine, valued at $2 Million, found in Mexican’s truck”

  1. Mity says:

    2 million dollars….yeah rite. btw poor mexican truck driver is a dead man walking.

  2. Be Real says:

    Good publicity 4 the cops for once. The driver was stupid to make the U turn. May be if he kept moving he would have made it past the check point..

  3. from the west says:

    Another example of good police work.

  4. Storm says:

    I want to start a betting pool on this case: [a] on what “technicality” will the suspect get off from all charges, and [b] how much of the cocaine will disappear from police custody?

  5. Rambo says:

    Have you guys noticed that everytime the prime minister leaves his post a major drug bust happens remember the plane landing on the northern highway a while back now this guess who is in charge right now? That’s right the D.P…..nuff said

  6. Karen says:

    Rare occasion for the police. What is it they really do with the drugs after? Belize could pay off some debts? :) . I agree with storm.

  7. JG says:

    hmmm…i wonder how we can come up with these deductions about our police department???

    oh, maybe their track record?

    this is what he have come to know as our police… the ones who allegedly are supposed to protect our country and its citizens.

    how are we supposed to trust them??????

  8. Abner says:

    Poor police and immigration work in my opinion. If the drugs had already passed undetected, what makes us think that the police “trainees” at the check point would have found them had the driver not acted suspicious?? How can a truck with “hidden compartments”, etc. cross our border with the drugs undetected?? I hope this Mexican guy give some names of those police and immigration officers that were covering!!

  9. belizeanpride says:

    i GUESS THESE COPS MOST HAVE WATCH “borders wars” on NAT GEO to get some tips and ideas. it’s cool they tried and work but they need more training to catch more drug dealers who might be doing this for a long time and passing undetected.

  10. RedBwai says:

    Hmmm an empty plane pilotted by two Mexican nationals crashes in Belize in the darkness of the night…and surprisingly a week later a major drug bust was made at the northern border…hmmm something smells fishy here…u mean to tell be the Belize police department cant put one and one together??? its a case of the blind leading the blind here…

  11. CEO says:

    Cut them some slack they did a good job this time!

    Now let’s see them connect5s all the dots make a strong dcase and lock up the Mex long enough so by the time he is released he can speak creole.

  12. jose says:

    where is the other 89 parcels??????????????????????

  13. Donald says:

    Wow at last they did get someone you people know how many empty trucks cross that border daily and no one search them. These has been going for a while and will continue it’s the easiest border to cross drugs on earth.

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