By Aaron Humes: Police’s Special Branch Tactical Response Squad conducted three separate searches in San Ignacio and Santa Elena Towns, Cayo District yesterday, which resulted in the discovery of 16.1 pounds of cannabis and 15 live rounds of ammunition.
The first search was done around 8:40 a.m. on the banks of Macal River in Santa Elena, where officers found a white bucket hidden under some tall grass, containing 1,237 grams (2.7 pounds) of cannabis.
Later in the day, around 1:30 p.m., the squad searched an abandoned lot in the Oscar Sabido Layout area of San Ignacio, where 10.6 pounds of cannabis was found inside a big black plastic bag.
A third and final search was conducted 10 minutes later in an empty lot on a different street of the same area, resulting in the discovery of an additional 2.8 pounds of cannabis and 15 rounds of Luger brand ammunition.
All drugs and ammunition were labelled and deposited as found property since no one was in any of the immediate areas at the time of the searches.
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