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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018. 11:19 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Alvarine Burgess, the whistle-blower who broke silence and shed light on the rampant corruption at the Immigration Department, is now on the other side of the law after she was busted smuggling contraband goods this past weekend.

According to police, Burgess and businessman Milton Palacio, 41, were busted in Pomona village on Saturday.

Police say that while approaching a checkpoint, the vehicle Burgess was traveling in sped off so police set chase.

The vehicle was intercepted in Hope Creek village. Cops then learned that the car was a rental.

Cops searched the car and found four 3 liter Colas; 50 cartons of Marvel cigarettes; 10 cartons of Royal Pacific cigarettes; 6 cartons of Golden Deer cigarettes; 6 cartons of Black and Gold cigarettes; 4 cartons of Pine Green cigarettes; 1 carton of Filter Marvel cigarettes; 2 cases of Corona beer; a 1 liter bottle of Ciroc vodka; a quart of Black Label whiskey; 10 packs of Cappy chips, and 24 packs of Ranchilitas chips.

Burgess and Palacio were escorted to the Dangriga police station and handed over to the Customs Department.

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