Today, 49 year old Ruperto Reyes and 52-year old Pascual Pineda, the two men who were alleged to have been caught with 30 parcels of Crystal Meth in the vehicle they were travelling in were to be arraigned in court. At midday Police were processing their court papers but they never made it out to face the Magistrate. We were told that they were going to be charged until Monday but hours after we were informed that both Reyes and Pascual were charged around four this afternoon at the Orange Walk Magistrates Court with one count each of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply.
They were remanded to prison until September 30th when they are scheduled to re-appear in court. Samples that were sent to the National Forensics Lab for testing have confirmed the product to be methamphetamine. As mentioned last night it is a highly addictive stimulant that can have long-lasting effects on the body. Crystal meth is methamphetamine in the form of a rock-like crystal that users heat and then smoke, although it can also be snorted or injected.
For context, on Wednesday night an unmarked anti-drug unit vehicle was in the Louisiana area of Orange Walk Town when police observed a black Toyota Camry car swerving on the road, from one side to the other. The Anti-Drug Unit pursued the vehicle in efforts of getting the driver to pull over. But instead he sped off and headed towards the Northern Highway on Liberty Avenue.
And that’s when Toyota Camry spun out of control and the two passengers tried to flee on foot. Reports say the police fired at them, which is when the pair was apprehended.
Driving the vehicle at the time of the incident was Reyes, an Orange Walk resident and the passenger was Pineda, a Cuban of Boca Del Rio, San Pedro Town.
The stash, over 120 pounds of Crystal Meth is said to have a value of more than 2 million US dollars and over 10 million in street value.
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