Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017. 9:15 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: On Wednesday morning around 10:30, the Police Mobile Interdiction team bust a huge amount of weed totaling 72 pounds in Ontario Village, Cayo.
The drugs were reportedly being smuggled. Thirty seven parcels of weed were packed into a compartment in a cattle truck.
The MIT caught the truck near Ontario Village after police observed the vehicle speeding.
Officer Commanding MIT, Superintendent Leslie Wade said that the truck was taken to their base and there they found the hidden compartment.
Wade said that they intercepted one of the cow trucks coming from the Guatemala border and they took it to the National Police Training Academy where they searched it and found the weed.
The driver of the truck is from Benque Viejo del Carmen. He is in police detention pending charges.
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