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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018. 4:30 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday morning around 8:30, while conducting a police checkpoint on the George Price Highway, authorities arrested and charged a 17-year old minor of Shawville Village, Cayo District, after they found him in possession of a large quantity of cannabis.

According to police, they conducted the search on a bus which was traveling from the direction of Santa Elena Town towards Belmopan when they realized the minor was acting suspiciously.

 

When authorities searched him, he was carrying a knapsack containing a blue plastic bag containing 260.1 grams of marijuana.

 

As a result, he was charged with the crime of drug trafficking.

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