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May 8, 2012

Tourist at Airport with his personal stash of Crystal Meth

David Michael Higgins

Belize’s reputation for being a top eco-friendly tourist destination has travelled far, but for some tourists, they have also heard that Belize’s drug laws are not prison ready. The recent cases of containers busted by the Customs Department, which contain pseudo-ephedrine, a precursor for the manufacture of the highly addictive methamphetamine of crystal meth drug; were for export. But an American national, forty-four year old David Michael Higgins tried to import his personal stash into the country on Saturday. Higgins was busted shortly after he touched down at the Phillip Goldson International Airport with point six grams of the Class B controlled drug. Higgins, who is originally from Missouri, was charged late Monday evening for possession of a controlled drug and he pleaded guilty. His case was adjourned for this morning because a drug certificate was required to confirm that he did in fact have crystal meth in his possession. Higgins maintained his guilty plea and Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith fined him one thousand dollars, which he had to pay in cash immediately. The drugs were found after an officer noticed Higgins behaving suspiciously when he exited the plane. The cop approached him while he was speaking to a Customs Officer and informed them that he needed to conduct a search. Higgins was then escorted to the Special Branch office at the PGIA where he was searched and the crystal meth was found in his right pocket.

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6 Responses for “Tourist at Airport with his personal stash of Crystal Meth”

  1. belizeanpride says:

    “locked up abroad” is what he wanted, wonder how he flew from u.s to here with out being detected, really make you think how porous is the american airports also.

  2. Charlie Price says:

    Thank God he was not an UNDERWEAR BOMBER….

  3. Bzn says:

    Maybe he should’ve donated to the Country. According to mcafee that’s all you need to do then you’re set, no laws apply.

  4. David says:

    McAfee is a case of over reach on the part of GSU. They had no probable cause to ransack the premises. The guns all were permitted and the drug factory they said was not licensed was a closed plant reaserch facilty being used to process coffee…so how does Belize look as it throws out due process in favor of rumors and gossip in order to raid a private residence. I think the democratic principles we hold dear are fading.,…but this case at the airport is good police work. I think the McAfee fiasco is embarrassing…Belize should maintain its freedom at any cost and not turn over law and order to a gang..suppression gang…but then again all they have to do is swear in the gang members already on the payroll and they could get some skilled recruits…Be careful Belize what you wish for, you will surely end up with a police state.

  5. alley cat says:

    This guy was looking for cuthkelvin’s 6 containers…

  6. Leo says:

    Why was this American not placed on the next out going plane?

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