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Posted: Saturday, September 9, 2017. 8:16 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Orange Walk police intercepted a vehicle on the Philip Goldson Highway.

The vehicle, a  2000 model red four door Mazda car was at the junction on the San Roman  road  and was driven at the time by German Reyes, 21, of San Martin area, Belmopan with passengers; Marcialito Rodas Cuestas, 31, Omar Dario Guttierez Castañeda,36, Johnny Arregueta Velasquez, 31, Julie Enriqueta Suarez Chacon,34, all of Barrio Sutchitan, Melchor de Mencos Guatemala.

A search in the vehicle led to the discovery of US $6000.00 on Marcialito Rodas Cuestas and police also found  US $10,000.00 hidden in the trunk of the car for which no one claimed to be the owner and couldn’t give account of.

Velasquez, Castañeda and Chacon were not able to produce travel documents and so they were handed over to Immigration Department.

Personnel from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) were contacted and dealt with Cuestas where the sum of US $3000 was confiscated from him and the US$10,000 that was not claimed was held by the FIU.

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