At about 4:20 p.m. today Wednesday 13th, Belmopan QRT conducted operation based on Intelligence provided by Special Branch, and as a result they intercepted a gray color four door Toyota Sequoia, on Trinity Boulevard in Belmopan. The vehicle bore license plate CY C-38699, and at the time it was being driven by ‘Orlando Pascasio’.
A search of the vehicle was conducted and during that search a black shopping bag was found in the back portion of the vehicle.
The bag contained five(5) rectangular parcels, each wrapped in transparent plastic. Each parcel contained white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine.
Pascasio and the suspected cocaine were then transported to the Belmopan Police Station, where the five parcels of suspected cocaine were weighed in his presence. The five parcels weighed 5,300 grams or (5.3kilograms).
The 49 year old Belizean businessman, Orlando Pascasio of Camalote Village was formally arrested and charged for the offence of ‘Possession Of A Controlled Drug With The Intent To Supply Another’. Pascasio is expected to be formally arraigned at the earliest possible date.