Over 1/4 Mil Worth of Weed Confiscated by Orange Walk Police

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Updated: January 4, 2016

Over the weekend Orange Walk police confiscated hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of marijuana. Hipolito Novelo has the story.

HIPOLITO NOVELO REPORTING

Orange Walk Police Quick Response team was conducting anti-drug operations on Sunday afternoon along miles 42 and 43 of the Phillip Goldson Highway. While there, the unit came across two individuals off a feeder road which led them to the discovery of 9 packages of compressed marijuana all of which had the letter “J”.”

SUPERINTENDENT SELVIN TILLETT

A search in the vicinity resulted in the uncovering of 9 bales of rectangular packages covered with a black plastic bag. Police made checks and found out that the bails contained suspected cannabis. Both persons that were found in the vicinity were arrested and escorted to Orange Walk Town Police Station.”

HIPOLITO NOVELO REPORTING

According to Commanding Officer, Superintendent Selvin Tillett, in total the nine bales of compressed marijuana weighed 183.29 pounds or 83.3 kilos.”

SUPERINTENDENT SELVIN TILLETT

Both persons have since been arrested and detained pending drug trafficking charges.”

LOCAL REPORTER

Are you aware of the location the drugs were destined to?”

SUPERINTENDENT SELVIN TILLETT

Not as yet, they were heading toward Belize City more than likely.”

LOCAL REPORTER

How were you led to them?”

SUPERINTENDENT SELVIN TILLETT

We work with intelligence provided by the public through our good police relations with the public.”

HIPOLITO NOVELO REPORTING

The drug is estimated to be worth more than three hundred thousand dollars.”

SUPERINTENDENT SELVIN TILLETT

Probably if it is a high quality I’d say about $1500 per pound coming up to a little over $300,000 roughly.”

Reporting for Love News, I am Hipolito Novelo.