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Aug 20, 2012

Toll Bridge collection: 8 pounds of cocaine

Fitzroy Yearwood

Up north, a drug bust over the weekend in Orange Walk District left five men from various villages within Corozal District charged with drug trafficking. On Friday, police conducted a search on a vehicle at the Orange Walk Toll Bridge that was en route to Belize City where the passengers were found in possession of approximately eight pounds of suspected cocaine. The red Geo Prism car was intercepted and inside three parcels of the suspected cocaine was found. The parcels; two wrapped in brown paper and marked with two Xs and the other in black tape with PZ were weighed and confiscated. The men were arrested and charged. Today at a routine press conference at the Raccoon Street Police Station, Police Press Officer, Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, told the media about the arrests.


Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“On Friday the seventeenth August 2012, Police conducted a vehicle check-point at the toll bridge and around nine-ten p.m they stopped a red geo-prism car with license plate BZD7173 that had five male occupants. As a result, three parcels of suspected cocaine were found; two marking double x and one with the PZ mark. The drugs were weighed in their presence totaling to three thousand four hundred and seventy grams. All five men identified as, Rene Caceres thirty-one years old, Noe Tun thirty years old  fisherman of Chunox Village, Leonardo Tun thirty-two year fisherman, Cornelio Mendez forty years old fisherman and Abimael Ake thirty years of Copper Bank Village were arrested and charged for Drug Trafficking.”


Word on the street is that the suspected cocaine is part of a wet drop that recently took place near Sarteneja.


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3 Responses for “Toll Bridge collection: 8 pounds of cocaine”

  1. Storm says:

    Good job, police.

  2. Seletar says:

    I wouldn’t mind forcing drug traffickers to eat their own merchandise. If they survive, let them go, if they die, it is entirely just. All they sell is poison, so it can kill randomly in our communities.

  3. BMNJ says:

    Seletar, I love that idea!

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