Vehicles impounded with smuggled goods

Customs and excise department has impounded a Freightliner Cargo Truck and a van belonging to a local Orange Walk business. According to reports, Customs received intelligence yesterday that both vehicles contained smuggled goods. Acting on that information, they followed the vehicles from Orange Walk to San Antonio Village, Corozal where they were searched. During that search, customs personnel found both vehicles to be stacked with bags of sugar, but hidden behind the sugar, were 15 cases of Monster energy drink, 23 cases of Red Bull and 13 cases of assorted liquor – all to a total value of $71,000.00 dollars. The occupants of the vehicles could not produce proper documentation for any of the drinks and so the vehicles were impounded and the three persons were detained pending the outcome of the investigation.

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