2 Belizeans and 1 Mexican arrested and charged for Drug Trafficking

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

On October 7, 2012 at about 6:00PM, acting on information received, Police visited C & B’s Bar on Baeza’s Layout, Corozal Town, where searches were conducted on a Silver 2005 Ford Eco Sport SUV L/P UUA 79-54 in the presence of the driver of the said vehicle along with two other passengers. The search resulted in the discovery of a black plastic bag which contained six small transparent bags suspected to contain cocaine. As a result, all three persons were detained and escorted to the Corozal Police Station where further searches were conducted on the vehicle, leading to the discovery of another black plastic bag under the passenger seat containing twelve small transparent plastic bags containing suspected cocaine.

Both bags were weighed in the presence of the three persons namely Pedro Alfonso Betancourt Reed, age 52, Mexican of Chetumal City, Alfonso Iglesias Jr, age 51, Belizean tailor of Consejo Road, Corozal Town, and Jose Nuñez, age 51, Belizean Businessman of San Pedro Town, Belize District. One bag amounted to 159 grams and the other to 136 grams. Both bags were sealed in their presence and labeled as exhibit.

Police have arrested and charged all three men for two counts of the offence of Drug Trafficking.

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