There were several drug busts yesterday between dawn and mid afternoon in San Pedro. The raids were carried out by island police and the GSU.
Near the residence of a known drug dealer in San Pedrito police found a black plastic bag of 179 grams or 6.3 ounces of suspected cannabis, a small
white and orange container with 127 grams of suspected cannabis or 4.4. ounces and another plastic bag with 14 grams – or half an ounce. All were
labeled as found property.
Again in San Pedrito, Police found another half an ounce in a plastic bag in a open lot. That was also labeled as found property.
The police searched the home of 35 year old Pablo and 39 year old Claudio Barbosa in San Pedrito and found a plastic bag with less than an ounce of
Then there was 45 year old American, Paul David Smith who was arrested and charged for drug trafficking and Possession of controlled drugs after police
found two small Ziploc plastic bags containing 2.3 grams or 8 ounces of suspected Cocaine, a transparent plastic bag containing (0.6) grams or 2 ounces
of suspected Cannabis and a silver metal pipe measuring (3) inches in his room at Ruby’s Hotel on Barrier Reef Drive, San Pedro Town.
Anti-drugs operation in San Pedro
On Friday, October 17th a team consisting of San Pedro Police, San Pedro Quick Response Team, Criminal Investigation Branch, Special Branch and Belize City Gang Suppression Unit personnel conducted an anti-drugs operation in San Pedro Town. The operation was headed by Inspector Mark Flowers with assistance of Special Branch Intelligence. A total of 2.8 grams of suspected cannabis, 8.6 grams of suspected cocaine and metal pipe suspected to be used for drugs was confiscated.
Following is a breakdown of the operation:
• A search was conducted at the apartment of 32-year-old Sharlette Willams, 18-yearold Marlon Casey, 19-year-old Alexander Williams and a minor in the San Pedrito Area. The search led to the discovery of a transparent plastic bag containing 0.8 grams if suspected cannabis. All persons were formally arrested and charged for the crime of “Possession of Controlled Drugs”.
Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun