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Police detains ganja farmer in Cotton Tree

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 2:53 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: A farmer of Cotton Tree Village, Cayo District has been detained by police.

According to reports, yesterday evening around 5, police visited a farm located about four miles west of Cotton Tree Village where they observed a palm hut.

Police met Rosendo Cunil, 47, a Belizean farmer of Cotton Tree Village in the hut.

A search was conducted on Cunil that led to the discovery of 54 grams of cannabis.

A further search in the hut led to the discovery of (6) 16 gauge cartridges and a 16 gauge shotgun without serial number for which he did not have a license.

When police searched about 100 feet away from the hut, they discovered three small marijuana plantations, containing a total of (638) plants ranging from 3 inches to 3 feet in height.

Cunil have since been detained pending charges.

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