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Mar 3, 2016

Alrick Smith and 2 Others Are Arraigned in Sugar City for Drug Trafficking

Three men arrested and charged by Orange Walk Police on Wednesday afternoon were today arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on charges of drug trafficking. They were found with a high grade of weed from Mexico which been frequently turning up in Belize.  On an intelligence-led operation, police had been on the lookout for a gold-colored Cadillac Escalade and a Mercedes Sedan since Tuesday night, coming from the border. At around three-thirty in the afternoon those vehicles were stopped at the Mameyal Curve just outside Orange Walk Town. In the Escalade were Michael Requeña and Keith Flowers, while the Sedan was driven by the very well-known Alrick Smith. The men and vehicles were escorted to the Orange Walk Police Station where a search turned up five kilos of compressed marijuana inside the Escalade. This afternoon, the men were formally arraigned on charges of drug trafficking, and there was strenuous objection to bail. The prosecution argued that the men, if released would return to illegal activities. Notably Alrick Smith was arraigned on drug trafficking charges on December twenty-first, 2015, also in Orange Walk. It is believed that the men are involved in a large-scale and very organized marijuana movement from the Mexican border.  The prosecution also argued that it was unlikely the men would return to Court. Still, the Magistrate saw fit to grand bail in a sizable amount – twenty thousand for each man. They are to return to Court on May third.

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1 Response for “Alrick Smith and 2 Others Are Arraigned in Sugar City for Drug Trafficking”

  1. Emmie Usher says:

    That’s so sad..Alrick Smith is my close cousin ,this makes me feel uncomfortable
    no wonder when i go to his mom house (my aunt) he’s always busy

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