Cuban Found with Marijuana Near Free Zone

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Updated: March 2, 2016

The Belize Coast Guard was on a joint patrol with the Customs and the Belize Defense Force last night at around nine o’clock in the area of the Corozal Free Zone when they came across two men in the area.  Reports are that the two men began fleeing upon sighting the patrol just behind the Corozal Free Zone.  Officials pursued the men and found a Waldo Eugenio Bernal Pol - CubanCuban national, 42-year-old, Waldo Eugenio Bernal Pol hiding in the bushes.  The men, upon fleeing, left behind some marijuana, amounting to eighteen and a quarter pounds.  The Cuban national was handed over to the police while the second individual managed to escape.