Drug busts in Buena Vista

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By Jem Smith
On Thursday, July 8, while police were conducting operations in Buena Vista, Corozal, they were able to find packages of cocaine as well as cannabis. At around 1:00 p.m., while a special operations team was conducting a vehicular checkpoint at mile 66 on the Philip Goldson Highway, they stopped a green and yellow bus that was headed toward Orange Walk. Officers searched the overhead luggage and discovered a grey bag behind the driver. In that bag, they found three rectangular-shaped parcels wrapped in transparent tape and black plastic. The packages were opened and the contents proved to be a white compressed powdery substance, suspected to be cocaine. The suspected cocaine was weighed and amounted to 3.4 kilograms, just under 7.5 pounds. No one claimed the package and as a result the items were taken to the police station where they were sealed and deposited as found property.
At that same checkpoint, the officers stopped a grey and maroon passenger bus which was heading in the direction of Corozal Town. Officers searched a blue floral bag that was on the floor of the luggage area to the back of the bus. The search led to the discovery of three square parcels wrapped in transparent and brown plastic containing suspected cannabis. The contents of the packages were weighed and amounted to 3.45 kilograms, 7.6 pounds. Again, no one claimed the bag and as a result the items were taken to the police station where they were sealed and deposited as found property.