Highway chase yields almost 2000 grams of cannabis

Four persons, including a 14 year old female minor were charged for Drug Trafficking.

On February 14 at 7:00p.m., police intercepted a car on the George Price Highway heading to San Ignacio.

However, while pursuing the car, an object was seen being thrown from inside the car. The vehicle was stopped and the occupants of the vehicle were identified as 31-year-old Jamaal Rupert Bennett and  31-year-old Astrid Alvarez both of Guadalupe Street, Belmopan, 21-year-old Keshawn Dennison, a Belizean Security guard of Gibnut Street, Belize City, and a 14-year-old female minor of Belize City.

All four persons were escorted to the area where the object was thrown. A search in the area led to the discovery of a sack containing suspected cannabis.

All four occupant of the vehicle along with the suspected cannabis were escorted to the Benque Viejo Police Station where the suspected cannabis was weighed and amounted to 1,814.64 grams. They were all jointly charged for “Drug Trafficking”.

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