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Police officers and others caught wit 24 lbs of weed

A police officer attached to the San Ignacio Formation and three other persons were caught in possession of six parcels of marijuana, amounting to more than twenty four pounds. According to Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino, on Saturday afternoon authorities received information of a possible drug transaction. A joint operation involving Orange Walk Police, BDF Soldiers and customs was carried out which led them to a white vehicle near Santa Cruz Village.

Insp. Wilfred Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City: “An operation was launched and the vehicle was intercepted somewhere between Santa Cruz and San Antonio. Upon the officers intercepting the vehicle the driver and one of the occupants fled leaving three other occupants in the vehicle. Those three other occupants were detained, the vehicle was searched and six parcels of suspected marijuana was retrieved from that vehicle- it amounted to 10,653 grams or 24.4 pounds of marijuana. Those persons, Harvey Trapp 25 years old of Santa Elena, Wilhelm Trapp 27 year old of Esperanza, David Trapp a carpenter of Esperanza village were detained. Shortly after somewhere out of San Antonio Village the fourth individual who had fled the vehicle was detained. That individual was identified as Braiden Robateau a 22 year old police officer attached to the San Ignacio formation. All four individuals were detained and they have been charged for drug trafficking.”

The officer will additionally face internal disciplinary charges.