A police constable from Corozal Town is tonight facing the long arms of the law following a drug bust at the Northern Border yesterday afternoon. According to the report, about 1:15pm on Sunday, the enforcement team of the Customs Department in Corozal Town, at the Northern Border intercepted a silver Hyundai Sunata four door car bearing Texas Plate BG1Z478 with one occupant. He was later identified as Geian Yah, a police constable working at the Corozal formation. A search conducted in the trunk revealed 3 packages that contained a substance consistent to Cannabis. After the parcels were discovered, Yah was detained by customs whereby officials then called the police. At the station, the situation was processed and the drugs weighed in his presence; each parcel contained 1043, 1062, 1034 grams, respectively to bring the total to 3139 grams or a little less than 7 pounds. Yah appeared at the Corozal Magistrate’s Court this morning where he pled not guilty to drug trafficking and was offered bail of $3,000 dollars plus one surety of the same amount by Magistrate Hamilton. Yah was able to meet bail and his next court date was set for August 21st. Officials at the Corozal formation told us that an interim report has been drafted and submitted to the Police Headquarters where Yah’s letter of interdiction is awaiting approval. Officials say they continue to investigate where Yah had originally left from and the destination into which the drugs were being transported. Additionally, Police say they are investigating whether Yah acted alone or more persons were involved. The vehicle remains in custody at the Corozal Police compound.
But Yah is not the only police corporal that has been caught trafficking marijuana at the Northern Border. In the month of November 2014 police corporal, 30 year old Shaun Andrews from Corozal attached to the Precinct 2 strike team was busted with about 3.2 pounds of compressed cannabis. Andrews was driving his red Geo Prizm which began experimenting mechanical problems at the border. As Andrews lifted the bonnet Customs Officers saw two parcels wrapped in transparent plastic. The parcels contained suspected cannabis.
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