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Posted: December 31, 2015. 3:49 p.m. CST.

By Chrisbert Garcia: It is common in this country that police make busts of cannabis, which is found and seized almost every day in different districts, but on Monday, December 28th officers of the Anti-Narcotics Unit made a huge bust in Belize City. Heroine Bust

While conducting operations, the unit intercepted a taxi on the Bel-China Bridge being driven by 25-year-old Giovanni Requena and a search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a black bag which contained 12 parcels of heroin.

The heroin amounted to a whopping 11.155 kilograms or 24.6 pounds, for which Requena was arrested and charged with two counts of ‘possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply’.

Police investigation later led to the arrest of a second culprit, 39-year-old tour guide operator of Hatieville, Richard McDonald, who was given the same charge as Requena. Police investigations continue.

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