In news from the south…Placencia Police intercepted a package containing weed at the airstrip in that municipality. Based on Special Branch intelligence, officers searched a package that arrived this morning on a domestic flight from Tropic Air. Inside a cartoon box filled with vegetables, the officers discovered in a bunch of cilantro, a wrapped parcel filled with suspected cannabis.

Weighing in at a little under half a pound, the suspected weed was labeled as found property. News Five has confirmed that the package was forwarded from one Maria Chan in Corozal to Diego Morales, who reportedly resides in Placencia. Placencia Police continue to investigate this incident and it is believed that this is now a common way to transport drugs.

According to Officer Commanding the Placencia Police, Inspector Dennis Miles, the success of the operation is part of the effort being made by the department to fight drug trafficking on the peninsula.

Channel 5