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May 18, 2011

Maya Belize Recycling Company employees busted for possession of copper

Juan Carlos Cuellar

Today three members of the top level management of the Maya Belize Recycling Company were before to the courts to answer to criminal and immigration charges. Manager of the company, thirty five year old Juan Carlos Cuellar, along with director, thirty four year old Wilfredo Cocom and Supervisor Lina Lino were jointly charged with four counts each of employing a person not in possession of an employment permit. The incident occurred on the seventeenth of May, at mile eight on the Western Highway in which the employed Salvadoran national

Wilfredo Cocom

Leonardo Varenga was not in possession of an employment permit, along with Ghana national Ambroise Yalley, and Honduran nationals Mario Ernesto Ysaguirre and Erwin Ruiz.

Lino and Cuellar were jointly charged with two counts of possession of prohibited material.

Lina Lino

On that same date they were found in possession of scrap metal totaling to nine hundred and sixty three pounds of raw material made of copper and seven hundred and fifty five pounds of wire materials substantially made of aluminum The prosecution objected to bail in court because Cuellar and Lino are considered to be flight risks because they’re Colombian nationals. Their Attorney Elston Kaseke submitted that bail is a right not a privilege, and as a result all three were granted ten thousand dollars bail each or two sureties of the same amount.

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10 Responses for “Maya Belize Recycling Company employees busted for possession of copper”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    I hope this was not the same crowd suspected in the theft of copper & fiber optics that caused the problems a few days ago because if they are, it is time to kick Elston out as well. I don’t believe that the bail amount if they skip will cover the cost of the damage. Why do we continue to attract criminals from all over the world who continue to pillage our country & show no regard for our people?

  2. Truth says:

    This is how the government rob Belizeans by hiring foreigners, Maya Belize recycling company, all the higher up new well that over the pass few days copper from both BEL and BTL where going missing but still they ended of obtaining these materials rather than informing the police, guess they thought they would have gotten away with it. If recycling company is privatize then the owner have no love for Belizean because i know many trusted Belizeans that can hold these position unfortunately Cocom is not one of them. Well they’ve committed a crime and serve their time in Bze, deportation…

  3. Elgin Martinez says:

    Bail been a right doesn’t change the fact that your clients are a flight risk Elston as a result they still shouldn’t be given bail on the grounds that they are not Belizean Nationals.I am not an attorney however i read enough to know that bail is usually denied on two grounds.(1) If you’re a flight risk and (2) If you’re consider a threat to the public.With that said who is taking care of the finance for bailing these people?The average Belizean can’t even find a thousand dollars to meet bail.These people must be some good workers.

  4. Swamp Dragon says:

    Big business. And they employ foreigners illegally. HMMM? SO much for the honest living.
    I think they have too much to lose to flee from this though. Maybe not. But to employ three people even cheap illegal labor costs. I see Trickie Dickie Bradley in the near future on this one.

  5. Chance says:

    You all are also responsible for many residential house “wiring” theft as well. I’m still feeling it for the lost of my wiring for over a year now.

  6. LARGE AND SEXY says:

    get these aliens out of our country and the faster the better, look at those faces!! they come in our country and think they can do as they want hell no!!!
    they are responsible for all the black outs and other essential services break down.
    mein i am a mad black woman right now, mada!@$$ and on top of that they are from Colombia where all the drugs come from.

    OUT OF OUR COUNTRY, OR ELSE!!!!!

  7. LARGE AND SEXY says:

    HEY THIS MAN ELSTON KASEKE NEED WAN GOOD BEATING, SEND HIM BACK DAH HIS COUNTRY TOO HE IS A PERSONA NON GRATA IN OUR COUNTRY, IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH DRUG OR OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITES IN OUR COUNTRY HE IS READY TO JUMP AND DEFEND THESE CRIMINALS. OUT WITH THAT IDIOT TOO

  8. crime free belize says:

    Good job to our law enforcement,go for the head of the snake.

  9. justice says:

    all you people don’t know what you saying ,get the info correct next time before talking fool ,if our belizean people weren’t lazy to work in the hot soon cleaning the metal they would hire belizean , atleast these people had come to in our country to make a diffrence in many people life that works for them . mr cuellar has a big hearth to help anyone and never say no to no one when they are in need of a job or going hungrey . if all the company had this mentality of this man most people would have an education or a home or a job or food on their table . so just shut up all those that don’t know the truth or know mr cuellar. he is the most honest man in this world atleast he look out for the poor and in need . not like the rich that are getting richer everyday instead of helping the people in need ,.

  10. patty says:

    well said justice they talking lone r@?# out they mouth when they don’t know nada…..belizeans bring the wire to them after all the hard labour to get them an then the works at the area clean them an so on so stop running you alls mouth tell me you riches is their job out their hell no this dean am sorry mean barrow government is egotistic an selfcentered no jobs out their nonnnnne at alll business shuting down familes hungry an kids cant go to school…..am I got my associates degree an can’t find a damn job….so I guess u all gonna feed me right? hell no you not so just put up an shut up….I rather be in da dark without cable than be hungry you morans….you look at belize as we are stupid cause we all don’t drive a hilux or stay a weekend at corny !@$$ radision please we belizean though poor an rich with sence an a willing to servive this hell hole we were born in…..!@#$ all of yahs that sayed $#!% about copper theift.

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