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Jul 20, 2011

Bail offered to cops who were implicated in largest cocaine bust

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In November 2010 the landing of an executive jet laden with eighty bales of cocaine along the Southern Highway near the Bladen Reserve made headlines as the biggest drug bust in the country’s history.  Arrested for facilitating the arrival of the aircraft and the shipment of its cargo were police officers Renel Grant, Lawrence Humes, Jacinto Roches, Mark Middleton and Customs boatman Harold Usher.  They were subsequently charged with abetment of the importation of a controlled drug.  But after a nine month stint in jail the men were today offered bail in the sum of fifty thousand dollars each under the condition that they surrender all travel documents.  Unfortunately, for one of the officers his home has since been placed on auction in default of his mortgage payments while he was incarcerated.  The men must report to the Belmopan Police Station twice weekly, until the conclusion of their case.  In the case of Usher he is to report to the Punta Gorda Police Station.  The men, who were represented by attorney Dickie Bradley, are due back in court on November eighth.

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8 Responses for “Bail offered to cops who were implicated in largest cocaine bust”

  1. Rod says:

    Biggest drug bust in the history of Belize and they are given bail while a man that stole a stick of deodorant goes to jail without bail. Tells you anything. Corruption rampant in this gov.

  2. Sara says:

    i think this law is just a waste of time. They let out muderers, rapist, child molesters free and who suffers…..CITIZENS!!!! i Think who does wrong needs heavy punishment and not give tem bail!!! how can they let out these fools knowing that they committed a big offense. trafficking drugs!!!! Sometimes I am Ashamed to say i am a belizean cuz this country instead of going forward for abetter future is going backwards.

  3. Elgin Martinez says:

    By November eight all the evidence will disappear and this will be another Nolle Prosequi.This is just another tactic by Dicky to have this case dropped.It is in my opinion that these guys shouldn’t be given bail due to the nature of this case.Reason is that they are all flight risk.

  4. Eyes on Belize says:

    Only a fool dont know that Drugs and corrupted Politicians, businessmen and Police officers runs Belize. They control the money and Killings. Open up your eyes and stop making them little ten and twenty dollars them Politicians is giving you, fool you.

  5. marco says:

    Rod, you are finally gotten some sense, good comment.

  6. Concerned says:

    Some of these police officers were actually set up and hey i just fell pity for them, when you talk bou “bally” you have yu back no matta what! but hey families suffered the absence of a husband and father for these 9 months..especially when you have no clue behind the “real” story!:)

  7. Elgin Martinez says:

    Concerned:If you’re not involve in illegal activity how can you get setup.?

  8. Belizean Boi says:

    nice comment concerned. Many many people are quick to pass judgement like they are PERFECT! They need to read John 8:7

    “When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

    No one is perfect and regardless if a person committed a crime or not ALL humans have sinned and fallen short of God’s Glory. Romans 3:23

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