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#318670 - 01/15/09 01:34 AM Cocaine loot washes up on shore!
Marty Offline
25 kilos of cocaine are off the streets of San Pedro Town after a local resident turned the drugs in to police. According to the Head of the San Pedro Police Department Assistant Superintendent Dennis Arnold, at about 1:30 p.m. today, a resident who preferred to remain anonymous handed over to police a bag containing 25 packs of cocaine each weighing one (1) kilo. The drugs were found some two miles north of San Pedro Town along the coast near Palapa Bar.
Assistant Superintendent Arnold stated that the resident was travelling along the beach when he noticed a bag floating along the shoreline. When the male resident opened the bag, he noticed 25 packages neatly wrapped and suspected them to contain cocaine. The resident then proceeded to turn the drugs to the proper authorities.



Viewers: The picture above is an example of how the cocaine is packaged for transportation. Each block is said to weigh 1 (one) kilo. The actual photo will be uploaded shortly as it is made disposable by the San Pedro police department.

Assistant Superintendent Arnold explained that about two weeks ago, the Police Department received information of a possible “wet drop” along the coast of Ambergris Caye. He said that as a result, members of the Anti-Drugs Unit were deployed to the area where they conducted a number of operations but none proved successful. Assistant Superintendent Arnold said that it is the largest amount of drugs turned into San Pedro Police Department since his taking control of the Coastal Executive Zone. While Arnold refused to give information as to the citizen’s identity, all he would say was that it was a law abiding citizen that has been working very closely with the police department to fight crime. Arnold applauded the action of the local San Pedro Town resident encouraging others to do likewise. The drugs have been labelled as 'found property' and carry an approximate street value of $375, 000. Authorities claim that the drugs will be destroyed by fire.
posted by the san pedro sun

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#318671 - 01/15/09 01:36 AM Re: Cocaine loot washes up on shore! [Re: Marty]
SP Daily Offline
$15,000 per kilo? Cheap!

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#318700 - 01/15/09 05:28 AM Re: Cocaine loot washes up on shore! [Re: SP Daily]
Amanda Syme Offline
That is the value in Belize - in the US you can multiply that value by @#$%???

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#318701 - 01/15/09 06:43 AM Re: Cocaine loot washes up on shore! [Re: Amanda Syme]
Marty Offline
from Channel 7...

San Pedro Police Seize 25 kilos of Cocaine

San Pedro Police are tonight in possession of 25 kilos of cocaine – that’s about 55 pounds. The bale was found two miles north of San Pedro Town along the coast near Palapa Bar.

The official story is that it was handed over, but 7NEWS has learnt that a citizen friendly to police led officers to the spot from yesterday. Searches turned up nothing and this morning the 25 packs of a kilo each were found just a few feet away from where the team had been searching yesterday.

The officer in charge of the island town’s Police ASP Dennis Arnold told the San Pedro Sun that the resident was travelling along the beach when he noticed a bag floating along the shoreline. When the male resident opened the bag, he noticed 25 packages neatly wrapped and suspected them to contain cocaine.

According to Arnold, this is likely part of a much bigger drop, as two weeks ago, the Police Department received information of a possible “wet drop” along the coast of Ambergris Caye. The Anti-Drugs Unit was dispatched to the area but they didn’t recover anything. Other sources tell us that the drop may have been lost in a transfer between Belize and Mexico.

The drugs carry a street value in the United States of over a million Belize dollars.

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#318706 - 01/15/09 07:09 AM Re: Cocaine loot washes up on shore! [Re: Marty]
skippy Offline
So, how is it you folks know what a kilo of cocaine sells for?

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I hope that someday we can put aside our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.

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#318717 - 01/15/09 02:44 PM Re: Cocaine loot washes up on shore! [Re: Marty]
2MILESNORTHOFCUT Offline
Originally Posted By: Marty
25 kilos of cocaine are off the streets of San Pedro Town after a local resident turned the drugs in to police. The drugs were found some two miles north of San Pedro Town



Damn, I was walking around on the beach just a little north of there yesterday afternoon. You never know what surprises you can find on the beaches here.



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#318723 - 01/15/09 03:12 PM Re: Cocaine loot washes up on shore! [Re: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT]
Amanda Syme Offline
We keep ourselves abreast of many facts pertaining to life on the islands - the value of drugs is common knowledge.

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#318731 - 01/15/09 03:34 PM Re: Cocaine loot washes up on shore! [Re: Amanda Syme]
SP Daily Offline
Square Snappers

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#318749 - 01/15/09 04:48 PM Re: Cocaine loot washes up on shore! [Re: SP Daily]
Diane Campbell Offline

Drugs worth a million bucks and you go on the news to announce to the former owner owner where this stuff is located?
I mean ......... the police officers and the police station are now at serious risk due to broadcasting this, no?
It is entirely possible to do the right thing and be discrete at the same time. In cases like this, it is also the best way to live to see another day.







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#318754 - 01/15/09 05:06 PM Re: Cocaine loot washes up on shore! [Re: Diane Campbell]
Amanda Syme Offline
The police are ALWAYS at risk. It is the nature of their profession.

Street value of the coke here is only $15K per kilo. The drug smugglers didn't "lose" that amount of money - to them it is probably a write off - they'll go to the jungle and make more.


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