drugsCorozal Police made a big drug bust today after they searched a house located in the village of San Joaquin. At around 10:30 this morning Corozal Police executed a search warrant at the residence of 23 year old Farid Puck, a mechanic of San Joaquin Village. Present at the time of the search were Puck and his common-law wife, 17 year old Mexican national Maricarmen Zul Castro.

As Police searched the residence they hit the jackpot - a large carton box hidden between the refrigerator and the wall. When the box was opened they found 10 rectangular parcels wrapped in transparent plastic containing a white substance believed to be cocaine. Two of the parcels were already opened. When it was weighed the suspected cocaine amounted to more than 20 pounds. Inside the box Police also found a black Luger CZ75 Compact 9mm Pistol with a magazine containing 11 live 9mm rounds.

Farid Puck and Maricarmen Zul Castro were arrested for drug trafficking and keeping a firearm and ammunition without a license and were escorted to the Corozal Police Station.

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