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Nov 24, 2009

Magistrate convicts mother of Drug Trafficking

Story PictureIt was either a streak of bad luck or she was framed by a friend. On December nineteenth of 2008, twenty-eight year old mother of six, Kristine Rehanna Bood, a resident of Lakeview Street in Belize City was busted at the Security check point of the Kolbe Foundation as she allegedly tried to smuggle cannabis into the prison. That’s the police version of the story but according to Bood, she had no knowledge of the parcel and its contents and claimed she was only delivering it for a friend. Bood had gone to the prison to visit her children’s father but a search deep inside her bag by Prison Officer, Luis Santos, revealed a plastic bag that contained the four parcels of the weed hidden under a pair of slippers. Bood said that she was waiting at the Cemetery Road roundabout to catch a bus to go to prison, when the mother of Ryan Walker gave her the bag to take to her son. She said she knew the woman and gladly took the bag. While she maintained her innocence, Magistrate Kathleen Lewis found her guilty of drug trafficking because the parcels were found at the bottom of her bag and not on top. But the young mother’s clean police record spared her from going to jail, and instead, Bood was fined two thousand dollars to be paid by next February.


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