Monday, January 26, 2009

SAIA Agents Search for Drugs in Puerto Barrios

The Servicio de Análisis e Información Antinarcótica (SAIA) of the Policía Nacional Civil searched several houses Puerto Barrios area looking for drugs, but the results were meager. Some 75 policemen raided the home of Joel Aldana Vega, alleged ringleader of a cocaine distribution network selling to the local population.

Anibal Alvarado, deputy head of SAIA, said they also raided four buildings in the colonia La Repegua, aldea Santo Tomás de Castilla. In one apartment they found 75 grams of cocaine, valued at Q3,750. In addition they found empty bags, sealing devices, and drug packaging materials. They also found a magazine for an M-16 rifle.

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