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Feb 3, 2012

Belize’s 1st conviction on a Human Trafficking case

Human trafficking is a national problem, but most cases go unreported or unsolved due to the secretive nature of the crime. Well tonight, we report on the country’s first conviction on a Human Trafficking related charge. According to release from no less than the Magistrates Court itself, fifty-four year old naturalized Belizean, Narciza Orellana of Santa Elena Town was found guilty on January thirty-first of Attempted Trafficking in Persons. Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith sentenced Orellana to eighteen months in prison. The charge is in relation to an incident on April twenty-sixth, 2010 when Orellana attempted to recruit a female minor with intentions to use her as a commercial sex worker. The case was prosecuted by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal. The court release assures that the Magistracy Department,   the police department and D.P.P.’s office are putting every effort forward to fight human trafficking in Belize.

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9 Responses for “Belize’s 1st conviction on a Human Trafficking case”

  1. Demetrios Fauskein says:

    Well… we must go to Melchor where they are far cheaper by the dozens !!!

  2. Storm says:

    I think the sentence should be at least 10 years, but it’s a beginning.

  3. Kari says:

    Whoa, is Belize still in a time warp ?

  4. Concern from abroad says:

    Eighteen months? it will take more than eighteen months for that young lady to forget what could have been the worst mistake in her entire life. I personally think he should get 15 to 20 years. Lets make an example of his @$$ and send a strong message to the want to be bad guys or socall hussler. Lets show him and the rest of the lazy good for nothing son of a #…. the price of been hussle.

  5. mylegacyb4mypeople says:

    Why are some people so quick to assume that it is a man that does these wicked things well I got news for those who feel this way, there are a lot of evil @$$ women out there also and this Narciza Orellana just happens to be one of those evil women wonder why channel 5 does not have a picture and no mention of the sex of this person could it be that the person who wrote this story is a woman and a sexist and wants the rest of us to believe that women never do these types of things, for those who don’t know when a Spanish name ends with an a it is most likely a woman when ending with an o most likely a man just some food for thought. here is a link that should clear up the story, http://freedomnow.org/Human-Traffickers-Index/Narcisa–Orellana/5/9361/

  6. survivour says:

    demetrios are u into child molestation?because this is what it is.this pig should get 20 years in gail..it is so sad that certian belizean are so into the 15 and 16 years old from way back in the days.and it is still going on .these ppl who like children would not see this as a problem .but call it for what it is .CHILD MOLESTASTION.

  7. siete says:

    well that is one case. there are lots of places in belize city caye caulker san pedro. example belize city there is island queen, la catracha wich means honduranian, las palmas, and many more. caye caulker island queen, sunset view upstairs in the pool hall. san pedro in many small time bars. most of this young women are lied too get a guaranteed job in a bar restaurant which wen they reach they find out is a lil hood rat place woth do sex favors. what helps tem is they sdon’t pay social security. i personally ask the san pedro manager of social security what about all those women working in those places. they don’t have social security papers and the ones who have if you miss two months payments they want take ut to court want to harrss u. or if you have a worker they want to rail up with you if you don’t have a number of your employee. his answer was no those girls don’t get a salary they fichar. i was like yah i now they get 150 a week pluse fichar if not check all the western unions transfers on a monthly baisis to honduras u will find all the woman who work on those bars. is easy all u need is people with comon sence

  8. Bulba Martinez says:

    Let me try this again. How about fine and confinement, cancel residency, and then deportation back to country of origin?. Other countrys do this to anyone who is naturalized or issued Residency and have committed certain felonious acts. The message is in the right direction but need to be more stringent, otherwise we’ll have more of the same happening, knowing that they’ll only get a slap on the wrist. Come on and step up a notch with our judiciial system mein. Wi still deh behind time!!!

  9. JS says:

    There are plenty of women who prostitute themselves willingly, so why not give them the job and stop forcing young girls!

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