Law enforcement, lab technicians and Customs personnel were called out to the BDF camp site near San Ignacio today, where an investigation into the discovery of 10 large containers of suspected drug precursors was underway. The containers were stumbled upon by San Ignacio Police this morning, sometime between 12:30 and 1am on the Bullet Tree Road. This area is not a legal port of entry and so authorities grew suspicious and acted accordingly. At the camp site earlier today, we spoke with Officer Commanding the San Ignacio Formation, Superintendent Ralph Moody.
Superintendent Ralph Moody- San Ignacio Police
“The Q.R.T. police officers were on patrol in the Bullet Tree area where they saw a this container along with a red Ford pick-up truck parked beside the police station, the police then conducted investigations into the matter where they discovered that they have 10 plastic containers. Inside of it, a later investigation into the matter, also detained eight male persons on whom we have pending investigation”.
As we noted, Police believe that the substance are chemicals used to produce drugs. If in fact these containers are stacked with illicit precursors, it means a significant bust, which forms part of a multi-million dollar ring.
Superintendent Ralph Moody: “We suspected that these substances might be used for some kind of drugs. That’s the reason we brought lab to assist us in verifying what is the content”.
Reporter: “Certainly the area was caught in…I know that the area is what we call a hot area for illegal cross border movements. Is that something that attracted the attention of the QRT?”
Superintendent Ralph Moody: “Yes, that is an area that we continue to do patrol due to the fact that a lot of illegal activity occur in that area”.
Superintendent Ralph Moody: “In our investigation, we confirmed that they were onward to Mexico after discussing or interviewing one of the persons”.
Eight persons have been detained, pending the outcome of the investigation.