Tuesday, May 19th, 2015. BMG: Corozal police has arrested and charged one of their own for drug trafficking over the weekend.
According to police report, on Sunday afternoon, around 1:55 pm Constable Geian Ya who is attached to the Corozal Quick Response Team was intercepted by the Customs Enforcement Unit at the northern border.
Belize Media Group understands that Ya was wearing his police camouflage trousers and a police t-shirt. Despite that Ya was dressed in his uniform, Custom officers complied with their duties and proceeded to search his Hyundai Sonata which was bearing Texas license plates.
The examining officer picked up the strong smell of marijuana and asked him to open the trunk. Officials then made the discovery of a black plastic bag with three parcels of marijuana.
Each compressed brick weighed just over a kilo bringing the total amount to less than 7 pounds. Ya was handed over to police who took him to Corozal Magistrate’s court where he was charged for drug trafficking.
He pleaded not guilty and was offered bail of three thousand dollars and his case was adjourned until August.
Ya is the second police officer caught coming across the border with bricks of compressed marijuana in the last 6 months. Police have yet to confirm where Ya originally departed from and where he was headed and their investigations continues.
Photos used in this article are courtesy of Channel 7.
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