The Police Department continues to remove illicit drugs off the streets. On Tuesday March 31st at round 11 am police in San Pedro while conducting patrols in the vicinity of the water taxi area San Pedro, searched a bag in the possession of 51 year old John Estero of Dangriga. The search lead to the discovery of 10.4 grams of cannabis. As a result John Estero was charged with the offence of “Possession of Controlled Drugs.” Later that same day at around 8:10 pm, police in Belize City searched a black bag that was in the possession of 21 year old Patrick John Petillo and 32 year old Eldon Marlon young both residents of Belize City. The search lead to the discovery of 27.3 grams of cannabis. Both Patrick John Petillo and 32 year old Eldon Marlon were charged with “Possession of Controlled Drugs.” In the Stann Creek District police conducted an anti drug operation in Alta Vista Village. As a result of that operation police searched an orange orchard in the village which led to the discovery of three black plastic bags containing a total of 1,882 gram of cannibis. No one was in the area at the time of the search and so the drug was labelled as found property.