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Jun 5, 2013

5 persons charged for illegal entry to Belize

Damaso Herrera

Five persons have been arrested for illegal entry, including a seventy year old man from Honduras, his two daughters, a cousin and a friend.  Immigration officials believe that the group was being aided by Honduran and naturalized Belizean thirty four year old Andy Mejia from Orange Walk who is also the son-in-law of the elderly man.  Police caught up with the group at mile three on the Phillip Goldson Highway while they were travelling by bus on Tuesday.   Mejia says he met the group in Benque and was taking them to Orange Walk. He remains in Immigration custody pending their ongoing investigation. In court this evening before Magistrate Hettie Mae Stewart, the group was arraigned and slapped with a single count of illegal entry. They have been identified as seventy year old Damaso Herrera, his two daughters, Ada Xiomara Herrera Cerrato, a student and Mirian Herrera Serrato along with their cousin, Keilin Vanessa Orellana Escobar and a friend, Odilia Cruz. All pleaded guilty and were fined one thousand dollars each or in default six months in prison. They could not pay the fine and were escorted to the Belize Central Prison. A removal order was granted by Magistrate Stewart and the group was told that they would be sent back home after they serve their six- month prison term period or paid the fine.

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8 Responses for “5 persons charged for illegal entry to Belize”

  1. Rod says:

    How is it that they always capture the illigal Spanish and they never seem to capture all the illigal blacks coming into this country ill tell you why this pm and gov. Are bigots that’s why now there are thousands of illigal Africans Haitians and Jamaicans in this country and not one not even one have been sent back home.

  2. Mar says:

    Cause they smart Rod, the illegal “spanish” no sharp enough not to get caught, but the “illigal Africans Haitians and Jamaicans in this country “….as you say are sharp. blame the GOV for them coming here why don’t you?, i bet he held their hand and tell them “come mek we ketch unu”…Rod you’re just a bitter PUP, i bet the whole politics thing didn’t work out for you, hence the reason you ALWAYS blame the PM. “oh !@@#, my car broke down,…I bet it’s the PM, too much mosquito…I bet it’s the PM, my coffee not hot enough…..I’m sure it’s the PM…..Get a life Rod! if you !@*! blue/green/red, you gonna blame the PM…SMDH

  3. Da Undertaker says:

    Kudos to the immigration police for an excellent job in rounding up the poor illegal Hondurans. Now, can we get an encore with the rounding up of illegal Indians, Chinese, Africans and Guatemalans living in Belize?

    Aaah, that is not going to happen. Why? Kickbacks baby. Kickbacks.

  4. leo says:

    dats very true Rod>>> i support u on dat one. alot of these black people d wrk ya fi tru. . . check most a d security firms, they employ dm’

  5. Belizean Pride says:

    on this I agree with rod, met some Haitians working a few months ago barely speaking english or creole with no legal docs they say but due to racism this things happens.

  6. Nigel says:

    This is a dark day for Belize and common sense. It is very disheartening to know that they are people just as dumb as rod the racist. Are these people so blinded by hate and stupidity that they fail to realize that this is exactly what these political low lives were hoping for? Besides accomplishing division by political parties they have also accomplished division by racial hatred; divide and rule dumba$$e$$!!! Have you fools ever stopped to think that the only reason rosewood vega gets away with so much is because the so called prime minister needs him to secure the hispanic votes??? So like it or not rod the racist (and your racist friends) you all are still being used by the “black” P.M and you don’t even realize it. So the joke is on you, LOL!!! You racist fools and by the way if you actually look at the population statistics you will see that demographically hispanics out number blacks. The only color that the politicians care about is the color of money.

  7. Rod says:

    Nigel you are an idiot and you should be the first one to be locked up with your pm for thief and murder wow you see with you own eyes and you still don’t believe their is no hope for you you are just a brain dead fart.

  8. KamiJav says:

    what? A naturalized Honduran national aided & abetted their entry? Cancel his nationality, lock him up along with them and at the end of their jail term, deport him too. That’s what would happen to him in the US.

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