Wednesday, April 8, 2009

800 Pounds of Marijuana Captured

Agents of SAIA arrested a man in Petén who was transporting 800 pounds of marijuana, headed for Zacapa and Chiquimula.

Samuel Barrios, chief of the PNC in Petén, confirmed the capture of Gregorio Jorge Humberto Gonzalez, 45, at kilometer 82 of the highway between Santa Elena and Poptún, near the village of Boca del Monte, Dolores.

Gonzalez was apprehended while transporting 38 packages of processed marijuana in a pickup truck. The marijuana was ready for sale and distribution, and included samples. The shipment was valued at Q340,000.

The shipment came from plantations along the border with Belize and Melchor de Mencos.

Last month in the area known as the Montañas del Chiquibul, Melchor de Mencos, five men were captured and 10 thousand marijuana plants were destroyed.

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