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Jun 28, 2013

Court says man who delivered wood with expired permit is innocent

Shannon Borland

A man accused of removing a forest product without a valid permit, has been acquitted of the charges. In February, Shannon Borland was hauling seventy-two pieces of Botan logs from Lucky Strike Village for Amin Awe. Borland was instructed to get the license from the gate of the premises, but the driver had no clue that Awe’s license had expired. In the court today, Prosecutor Sergeant Clinton Magdaleno called the arresting officer, Mathias Cholum, and Forest Officer, Adonai Blanco, to testify. Both men testified that Borland did not have a valid permit to be in possession of the logs.  When Magistrate Adolph Lucas Junior asked if Borland would have been in contravention of the law if he had a valid permit in someone else’s name, Blanco said, “No.” Magistrate Lucas later concluded that Borland was not guilty.

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2 Responses for “Court says man who delivered wood with expired permit is innocent”

  1. Babakhan says:

    I AM GLAD THAT CHANNEL 5 FOLLOWED THE STORY AND OFEER THE TRUTH TO ITS READERS…I WISH YOU GUYS CONCLUDE THE STORY LIKE THIS ALWAYS.

  2. Lillianie says:

    This is one of the few court cases I have heard of in Belize where the innocent is given justice. However, he was given justice after he fought for his rights. Who should have been in that court should have been AWE. I think Borland should sue Awe for deception.

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