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20 January 2017

LADYVILLE VILLAGE

DROWNING

At 8:16am on the 19th of January 2017, police visited the Belize River bank between miles 7 and 8 on the Phillip Goldson Highway where at about 20 feet from the river bank, the body of a male person was seen floating in the river. The body was removed from the river where it was observed to be that of a dark complexion male person dressed in a white color T-shirt and checkered boxers. He appeared to be in his late 30’s early 40’s and is about 5 feet in height. No identification was found on the body. No sign of violence was observed on the body. The body was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where a post mortem examination was conducted certifying the cause of death to be ‘Asphyxia Inhalation of Fluid consistent with Drowning’. Police investigation continues.  
 
FOUND PROPERTY

At 7:00am on the 19th of January 2017, police conducted a search in an area within the cemetery in Sand Hill Village, Belize District, which led to the discovery of a .22 riffle.  No one was found in the area and the firearm was deposited as “Found Property”.
 
At 7:00 a.m. on the 19th of January 2017, police conducted a search in a bushy area in Sand Hill Village, Belize District, which led to the discovery of a black plastic bag containing 55 grams of cannabis and five black plastic buckets each containing a marijuana tree (ranging from 10 inches to 17inches in height). Police also found a black 9mm pistol and one magazine in a black plastic bag in an open area in the same vicinity.  No one was found in the area and the items were deposited as “Found Property”.
 
CAYO DISTRICT

DRUG TRAFFICKING

At 1:00 p.m. on the 19th of January 2017, police were conducting operations in Santa Elena Town when they searched a black and blue bag in the possession of Carlos GARCIA, 20-year-old of San Ignacio Town, which led to the discovery of a black plastic bag containing 508 grams of cannabis. GARCIA have since been arrested and charged with Drug Trafficking.

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