LIBERTAD VILLAGE, Corozal, Tues. Mar. 16, 2021– Around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, the Commander’s Operation Support Team, assisted by the K-9 units, searched the Libertad residence of 20-year-old Edwin Catzim in the Corozal District.
During the initial search, the police found nothing suspicious inside the residence. During a further inspection of the yard by the officers, however, a police dog from the K-9 unit detected something of interest in a green Mazda pickup truck. Inside the vehicle, the officers found 13 parcels of cocaine: 7 in the vehicle’s left rear light and the other 6 in the vehicle’s right rear light. In total, the cocaine that was found in the vehicle weighed 30 pounds, or 13.775 kilograms.
Catzim informed the police that the vehicle was owned by his brother, 33-year-old Estuardo Marvin Rodriguez, who was not at home at the time. Shortly after arriving home, Rodriguez presented the keys to the truck and admitted to owning the parcels of cocaine.
The cocaine was seized by the Police Department and Rodriguez was charged with the possession of controlled drugs with an intent to supply. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $338,000.