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Jan 25, 2010

U.S. fugitive ordered to be deported

Martin Petrella

Martin Petrella

He was found living in the Lord’s Bank Area last week. And while he was not charged criminally for any wrong doings in the country, this morning Magistrate Edd P. Usher signed the expulsion of fifty-three year old U.S. national, Martin Petrella. Petrella was brought before the court in the company of Senior Immigration Personnel Horace Guzman and other officials. Petrella is deemed a prohibited immigrant and while the one thousand dollar fine for this offence was waived by the Immigration Department, early on Tuesday, Petrella will be placed on a flight back home. Ladyville Police made the discovery last week Thursday, January twenty-first, while doing routine checks in the area. After he was found, police officials made a call to U.S. authorities and that was when they found out that Petrella was wanted in the state of Colorado. Petrella’s immigration status reveals that he left Colorado on January eighth, 2008 and came to Belize on February eighth, 2008, via Mexico.  He was on parole after serving three years for burglary in 2008.


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2 Responses for “U.S. fugitive ordered to be deported”

  1. Elston Grant says:

    MMMMMMMMMMMMM. It’s amazing how the police can find someone who committed a crime in Colorado but they can’t solve all these senseless murders committed right under heir noses. Shame on you

  2. Marsha says:

    you are absolutly right….. the laws of belize are so corupted.. i think that all the police officers and foresic officers need to to a little more training… because it is too much crime that cant be solved and thenthese killers are going free for !st degree murder and they let them right back out…. belize is not belize anymore.

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