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Contraband caught before reaching Belize City

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter

A joint operation by the Mobile Interdiction Team (MIT) and police officers from Precinct III proved successful in the confiscation of a variety of contraband cigarettes and whiskey before they reached Belize City.

Police received a tip and they and MIT personnel apprehended Alfred Edward Usher, 53, a resident of Orange Walk town, as he alighted a bus from Orange Walk to Belize City.

Usher made his way to a taxi, which was when police moved in for their search, which uncovered 38 cartons of contraband cigarettes and two litres of Buchanan brand Whiskey.

The items were handed over to the Customs Department in Belize City, whose personnel will now handle the case.

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