A man from the Corozal District has been charged for the offence of drug trafficking after he was caught with cannabis. Yesterday, at about 8:00am, PC Diego Torres and PC J Paiz were traveling from Corozal to Orange Walk and upon reaching the junction of Buena Vista and Caledonia Village, their attention was drawn to a male person sitting on a piece of rock. Upon sighting the officers the individual began acting suspicious. This prompted PC Torres to exit the vehicle he was traveling in. He then conducted a search on the individual but nothing incriminating was found on him. Directly in front of where the individual was sitting though, officers observed a plastic bag. Inside police found a parcel wrapped in brown plastic tape containing green leafy substance suspected to be cannabis. As a result of the discovery, Otoniel Estrada, 31 year old Belizean mason of Caledonia Village, Corozal, was escorted to the station where the drugs were weighed an amounted to 506.2 grams. Estrada was arrested and charged for drug trafficking and this morning when he appeared before the Corozal Magistrates Court he pled not guilty to the charge and was offered bail of $3,000 which he met. He is scheduled to return to court on the 21st of October.
Yesterday Corozal Police conducted a search at the residence of John Dale Collinson, retired American of Paraiso Village, Corozal District in search of drugs and firearm. When police questioned Collinson if he had anything illegal inside his house, he promptly took officers to his bedroom where he handed over a small black bag containing green leafy vegetable substance suspected to be cannabis. Present at the time of the discovery was 46 year old Carmen Young who along with Collinson was escorted to the Corozal Police Station where the drugs was weighed and amounted to 4 grams. Both were charged with the offence of possession of controlled drugs.
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