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Jul 22, 2014

GSU Raids Supal Street Residence Elderly Woman Arrested for Drug Possession

Marina Plunkett

The Gang Suppression Unit conducted an operation today in the south side Belize City. The target was a property on Supal Street belonging to an elderly resident, seventy-two year old Marina Plunkett. The search occurred sometime after ten this morning, and by the end of the operation, five men and three women including the elderly woman were carted away by the officers. According to Plunkett’s granddaughter, Kimberly Alvarez, the officers claimed that during the search they discovered three bags containing six point five grams of crack cocaine. The family says they are certain persons living in the house do not use the drug, but they believe that it was planted by the GSU officers. Alvarez spoke to News Five this morning saying that aside from her grandmother; two other females were arrested leaving their children unattended.

 

Kimberly Alvarez, Granddaughter

“I went to Patrick office and when I come back I see an amount of police in front of my grandmother’s yard. I see that they had like five young man against my grandmother’s fence and my grandmother deh inside the do the search with the police and two young lady that live with my cousins. And the GSU do the search so we stand up on the street side. And when the search done and everything, I see they handcuff and I ask my cousin girlfriend what they are taking them for. And they say they find drugs behind the thing. When we ask what kind of drugs, they said three bag of crack. Well no crack-head noh live round yah. We noh deal with crack, we noh think nothing. Dehn di ker my grandma; my grandma eighty years old. My grandma noh even deal with dende.”

 

Duane Moody

“So you grandmother was also taken in?”

 

Kimberly Alvarez

Kimberly Alvarez

“Yeah; eight of them they ker. Eight—five bwai and three gial.”

 

Duane Moody

“What you feel happened?”

 

Kimberly Alvarez

“I think the GSU plant it ina the yard. They plant it because nobody ina this yard noh deal with crack. So they plant it ina the yard. They mussi tired ah come and do search and noh find nothing so they come now and they want find something and so they come and plant something.”

 

Duane Moody

“This is the first time that they’ve done this?”

 

Kimberly Alvarez

First time…first time dehn come because every other time dehn come dehn noh find nothing. So they mi tired ah noh find so they plant something and they ker eight of them. My grandmother noh deal with drugs.”

 

Duane Moody

“Why would they target you guys though?”

 

Kimberly Alvarez

“I noh know. They fi know why. I noh know what dah they intention.”

 

Duane Moody

“What do you want to see happen now?”

 

Kimberly Alvarez

“They need to, when they come, they need to do proper search and stop di plant thing pan man. If they find something, we wah agree to it, but if they plant it we noh wah agree to it.”

 

Late this evening, Plunkett and her seven family members: Michael Plunkett,   Kathleen Reyes, Carlos McKenzie, Kareem Williams, Tamika Faber, Raymond Alvarez and Sheffield Nemrod-Fitzgibbon were arraigned for drug trafficking before Magistrate Herbert Panton. They were charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another person or persons for drug trafficking. The group pleaded not guilty to the charge and was given bail of one thousand five hundred dollars each except for Plunkett, who was granted self-bail in the sum of five hundred dollars. Fitzgibbon, however, remained in custody because he owes the court for a conviction of aggravated assault in December 2013.  They are all due back in court on September twenty-sixth.

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12 Responses for “GSU Raids Supal Street Residence Elderly Woman Arrested for Drug Possession”

  1. Uncle Benji says:

    Aaah how we miss the GSU. Welcome back. It was about time. Keep it up. We Belizeans support the GSU.

    Lock down the old woman, rough her up, strip search Granny and throw her into the piss house….stark naked. I love it.

    How can we keep Belize crime free? Support GSU!.

  2. sly deceiver says:

    Lotta cold blooded criminals deh bout yet this dah who police choose fi target wah old defenseless innocent granny. No wonder Belize is in the state it is in.

  3. J says:

    Sly,

    She should have known what she was getting herself into. Drug possession is a crime, whether an 80 year old does it or a 20 year does it. I don’t agree with Uncle Benji on roughing her up because there still needs to be respect for her since she is elderly. BUT by no means should any leniency be given to her because of her age. Belize would be in a better place if these “criminals”, whether 20 years of age of 80, are made an example of.

  4. ratty says:

    I will support the GSU when they start picking up gang members

  5. Natural says:

    The law states that a police constable must arrest his own mother if should be committed a crime to which is murder,drugs,robbery,theft and even extortion.

  6. Ricky Malthus says:

    The entire judicial and political systems are led by filthy, visceral maggots with no sense of justice or governance. Arrest the drug lords, murderers, rapists, sodomites, and those responsible for corruption in sale of passports and criminal payments of taxpayers’ money to gang members. It is a laugh if it weren’t so stupid.

  7. Lydell says:

    GSU translates into greatly stupid unit.What else do these uneducated idiots have to do but harass people all day. They respect nothing and nobody. To them every single citizen of this country is a criminal except the lawyers and politicians. What type of training and tactics do these morons receive anyway and by whom are they trained? That’s what i want to know.Why don’t they Go to belmopan when they have the next house meeting,all the thieves and scoundrels are up there. Picking up bicycles without light and bells and arresting an old lady is what we waste our taxpayers money on these fools for?When was the last time these morons arrested some real gang members ? Isn’t that the reason they were created in the first place ?Please disband that good for nothing unit now. I’m sick and tired of them.

  8. Tough says:

    Too many parents and grandparents tolerate the criminal nonsense in their homes. Hope this serves as an example to those elderly people, get those lazy, good for nothing, criminals out of your house! Grandparents need tough up and kick those leaches out of their homes!

  9. bosslady8357 says:

    @ uncle benji u son of a bitch thats my family!!! i wish it was your mother!!!! everybody that knows her know that she is not type of woman!! far from it asshole so please go take several seats u anus!!

  10. bosslady8357 says:

    WHAT THE GSU SHOULD LEARN TO TO IS TRY TO CATCH THE REAL CRIMINALS. THEY NEED TO CATCH THOSE THAT ARE KILLING PEOPLE AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT INSTEAD OF GOING AFTER A OLD WOMAN THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BULLSHIT THAT THEY ARE ACCUSING HER FOR. AND TO YOU ASSHOLES THAT ARE COMMENTING WITHOUT KNOWING THE FULL STORY KILL YOURSELF!!

  11. mck eleven says:

    to the people in the world this is carlos mckenzie jus want my name to be clear of that charge we won that case againts them dirty dog the 15.12.2015 so may god be with the dirty cops of belize all of them are a bunch of uneducated fools them cant read or write cant even spell mckenzie am the mob get that .C.MCKENZIE

  12. mck eleven says:

    THEM DOG KILL THE BOY YESTERDAY IN SAN PEDRO FOR NOTHING SO SAD 26.10.2016

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