Crime — 26 April 2013 — by Miriam Longsworth

One kilogram of suspected cocaine was seized at Tropic Air at the Corozal Municipal Airstrip by members of the Gang Supression Unit (GSU) on Friday, April 19, 2013.

At about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, members of the GSU conducted a search operation at the parcel section of the Tropic Air office in Ranchito Village, Corozal.

The suspected cocaine was concealed in a blue bag inside a brown Devon biscuit box. The package originated from a San Pedro Ambergris Tropic Air flight that arrived at the Tropic Air office in Corozal District at 7:15 a.m. on Friday.

No one claimed the package up to the time of the discovery of its contents.

The package was opened by the GSU members at the Tropic Air office in the presence of an office representative of the airline. The suspected drug was then weighed, sealed and labeled, after which it was signed by the representative.

Reports are that since the discovery, several house searches have been conducted in the Corozal district, including the homes of the persons whose names appeared as sender and receiver of the package.

An investigation so far has revealed that the persons named on the package are not involved in the movement of the suspected cocaine sent from San Pedro.

The drug has since been sent to the local forensic department for an official confirmation test. The GSU continues to investigate the matter.

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