Crime General — 26 September 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Police find 48 pounds of weed, valued at about $192,000

BELIZE CITY–Police on anti-drug patrol operations in different areas of the country found and confiscated a total of 22,072 grams, or about 48 pounds, of marijuana, valued at about $192,000, over the weekend.

On Thursday at about 11:45 a.m. police conducted a search in Bainsville, on the Western Highway, and a random search was conducted on a bus which resulted in the discovery of two large kitbags containing 18,131 grams of weed. No one was detained and as a result the item was labeled and deposited and “Found Property.”

Police also said that 78 grams was found in an abandoned lot in Roaring Creek about 7:00 Friday morning. No one was in the area and no one was arrested. The drug was labeled and deposited as “Found Property.”

Then, at about 5:30 Friday evening, police conducted a random search inside a passenger bus that was travelling from Belmopan to Belize City and found a Jansport kitbag containing 1,369 grams of suspected marijuana.  No one was arrested and the drug was labeled and deposited as “Found Property.”

At about 11:45 a.m. the following day, Saturday, police again conducted a random search inside a passenger bus which was travelling from Belmopan to Belize City and found a grey suitcase that contained 2,494 grams of weed.  No one was detained and as a result the item was also labeled and deposited as “Found Property.”

The drugs will be handed over for destruction.

According to online information, a pound of weed is sold at $2,000 USD or $4,000 BZ, leading to an estimated value of $192,000 for the drugs found.

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