Tonight a resident from Orange Walk is spending his first night at the Kolbe Correctional Facility after he was arrested and charged for drug trafficking and was unable to meet bail. On Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at about 11:20p.m, Orange Walk police conducted a search at the residence of Alex Tobar, 18 year old Belizean Construction Worker of corner San Antonio Road and Staines Alley, Orange Walk Town.
Upon Police entering Tobar’s property, he attempted to escape but was quickly captured by authorities and escorted to his residence where the search began. On the septic tank located in the rear of the property police retrieved vegetable substance consistent to that of cannabis which weighed 2.4 grams. Further search in the immediate are led cops to the discovery of a black plastic bag that contained vegetable substance suspected to be cannabis weighing 246.9 grams.
Police also conducted searches under the steps of the two storey concrete building and underneath some lumbers a black bag was retrieved. The bag also contained vegetable substance consistent to that of cannabis which weighed 485.5 grams.
As a result Tobar was formally arrested and charged for possession of controlled drugs and drug trafficking. This morning he was arraigned in the Orange Walk Magistrate Court where he pleaded not guilty and was offered bail in the sum of $5,000.00 and surety of the same amount. He was unable to meet bail and as such was remanded to prison and is to re-appear in the Orange Walk Magistrate Court on 4th November 2014.
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