By Marion Ali
Axel Fuentes, 36, a Guatemalan/Belizean who lives in Ranchito Village, Corozal, is on remand until October 29 on a charge of drug trafficking after police nabbed him with 41 pounds of cocaine.
The drug bust was made around 8:30 . on Wednesday night between miles 56 and 57 on the Phillip Goldson Highway.
Police say that Fuentes, who was alone in a black Toyota pickup bearing Corozal license plates, was heading towards Belize City when he was stopped at a joint police/customs checkpoint. They found the drugs during a routine search of his car.
Police say that inside a white ice cooler in the pan of the pickup truck were 18 packages of cocaine. Police would not hazard a guess as to where or to whom they believe Fuentes intended to deliver the drugs.