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Five Detained on Mexican Beer Bust #405544
04/19/11 08:13 AM
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Rumors spread around town like wild fire that a major contraband bust had occurred on Sunday, April 17, 2011, involving San Pedro residents. According to reports prominent San Pedro residents were busted with a large amount of contraband liquor, beer, cigarettes and other items. A joint police and customs operation took the five persons and their vessel into custody at about 8:00p.m.

Reliable sources informed Ambergris Today that there were about 23 cases of Mexican Beer, several soft drinks, liquor and cigarettes. All five men were detained and taken the San Pedro Police Station and later released. Neither the police department nor Customs/Immigration would release the names of the individuals or any information in regards to the matter.

According to the Customs Department, when contraband products are taken into custody the items are valued at three times the market value. Then a fine is levied and either settled at the customs department or taken to court. To our understanding, ‘an arrangement’ has been made to settle the situation.

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Re: Five Detained on Mexican Beer Bust [Re: Marty] #405548
04/19/11 08:20 AM
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I'm sorry but this is BS. If they weren't "prominent" citizens, their names would be released. And are they kidding when they say an "arrangement" has been made?


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Re: Five Detained on Mexican Beer Bust [Re: Marty] #405551
04/19/11 08:24 AM
04/19/11 08:24 AM
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Contraband beer at La Isla Bonita

On Sunday evening, a vessel was intercepted in San Pedro carrying a quantity of contraband liquor. The authorities are keeping tightlipped about the incident but there is a reliable report that three persons on the boat were returning from Xcalak after dropping off artists who had performed at a fundraiser for a local preschool on Saturday night. The men were reportedly surprised with a quantity of contraband Mexican beer for which the Customs Department and Police were called in. The persons are expected to be fined three times the value of the contraband items.

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Re: Five Detained on Mexican Beer Bust [Re: shuffles] #405566
04/19/11 09:53 AM
04/19/11 09:53 AM

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We all talk about such "arrangements", why shouldn't the paper mention them?
My guess is this was a politically motivated sting and the names will surface sooner rather than later.

Re: Five Detained on Mexican Beer Bust [Re: Marty] #405578
04/19/11 11:06 AM
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This was once a staple of Caye caulker life in the 70s. Many people here made their main living smuggling goods from mexico to the mainland. The son of the only bar learned video in school and invited us all to appear in an ad on TV enjoying the scene at Martinez bar. The walls were lined with cases of Mexican beer and the Dad got busted the next day.

Re: Five Detained on Mexican Beer Bust [Re: Marty] #405605
04/19/11 05:28 PM
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Shuffles- I am sorry but your wrong. It is so easy on Ambergris Caye to keep your name out of the paper when you get in trouble here.


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