The Belizean Law Enforcement and US Military have collaborated once more to destroy $54 Million dollars in marijuana plantations throughout Belize.
The US Military, through Joint Task Force Bravo, which is based in Soto Cano, Honduras, provided airlift support to a joint Belizean team comprising
officers from the BDF, Coast Guard, the Anti-Drug Unit, and the Mobile Interdiction Team.
The authorities have not released any details as to where these marijuana plantations are located, but the operation took place between September 29 to
October 3 - a 5 day operation, 3 weeks ago.
A release from the US Embassy says that with the help of 2 UH-60 Blackhawks and 1 CH-47 Chinook Helicopters, the joint team of law enforcement officers
were able to destroy over 58,000 marijuana plants 10 pounds of seeds and one thousand pounds of processed marijuana, to an estimated street value of 27
US Million dollars - or 54 Million Belizean dollars. The operation was part of the continuing partnership between both governments in an effort to
disrupt the narcotics trade.