The son of an assistant commissioner of police in Belize has been charged with drug trafficking.
The Belize police report that 27-year-old Noel Richard Leal Jr was arrested on Thursday after his vehicle was intercepted by law enforcement officials and a quantity of marijuana found in two tyres.
Leal made his first court appearance in the San Ignacio Magistrateís Court yesterday and is scheduled to return on January 29 next year.
Assistant Superintendant of Police Dinsdale Thompson told reporters that law enforcement personnel found 12 plastic bags containing 43lb of marijuana in two tyres that were in the back of Lealís vehicle.
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