High profile Drug case involving two Belizeans and a Mexican dismissed

vlcsnap-2013-02-12-19h29m38s73A high profile Drug case involving two Belizeans, one from Corozal Town, one from San Pedro Ambergris Caye and a Mexican national has reportedly been dismissed against the trio in the Corozal Magistrate Court.

According to Corozal Daily, the dismissal was given after forensic results of the suspected cocaine turned out to be regular powder.

On September 9th, Corozal Police had arrested and charged Belizeans Alfonso Iglesias and Jose Alberto Nuñez Jr. along with a vlcsnap-2013-02-12-19h30m14s185Mexican national, Pedro Alfonso Betancourt Reed for the possession of over 400 grams of suspected cocaine. The vehicle that the men were travelling in when cops searched it was a Mexican licensed SUV. Both Belizeans and the Mexican had met bail and were awaiting trial after they were jointly charged for drug trafficking.

Last week it was revealed that the forensic tests proved that the powder was not cocaine or illicit drugs. The case was immediately dismissed in court by the magistrate and the trio walked out of court as free men. Betancourt Reed was vlcsnap-2013-02-12-19h30m27s25handed back his SUV.

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