Police bust trio with uncustomed cigarettes

By on September 18, 2013

Three persons including two women are in police detention in San Ignacio town after they were busted with a cache of uncustomed cigarettes on Tuesday night. 

Police say that around 7:30 pm on Tuesday, the intercepted and searched a car without license plates in front of the Uno Gas station on the George Price Highway in San Ignacio town. 

Police say that when the truck of the car was opened they found a large plastic bag containing a variety of cartons of cigarettes. 

The occupants of the car which had the word “TAXI: written on the rear bumper were taken to the San Ignacio police station for processing.

Two of the persons, the tai driver included, are Belizeans while the third person is from Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala. 

An inventory of the uncustomed cigarettes shows: 50 cartons of Gem Virginia Blend; 15 cartons of Benson and Hedges; 6 cartons of Richman Royal Menthol and 1 carton of Vogue Blue cigarettes.

All three occupants were detained at the San Ignacio Police Station pending charges.

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