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Sep 29, 2011

Pseudo ephedrine case in Court

Karl Augustine

Back in 2008, customs officers Karl Augustine, Aruny Perez and Michael McKenzie, were jointly charged with forgery following the disappearance of a shipping container loaded with pseudo ephedrine tablets and consigned to Reimer’s Feed Mill. The trio is accused of falsifying a charge note as well as other documents required for the release of a shipping vessel from the port of entry.

Aruny Perez

The three have been on trial since Friday before Justice Adolph Lucas.  This morning Harry Plett, proprietor of Reimer’s Feed Mill, testified that as manager of the company he did not import the container.  On September eighth, 2008 Plett was informed by a shipping clerk at Marina Services that a container listed under his company’s name had arrived at the port.  Plett further noted that, along with his father Denver Plett, they met with customs officials to inquire about the container.  During that meeting documents relating to a bill of laden as well as a port release indicating that Reimer’s Feed Mill was the importer of the container were disclosed.

Michael McKenzie

Since the incident, the whereabouts of the container has come into question and Plett testified that he did not process any paperwork for its release and therefore does not know where it is.  The trial which was adjourned until Friday has seen a total of eleven witnesses take the stand.  The accused men are being represented by Attorneys Carlo Mason, Ellis Arnold and Michael Peyrefitte.

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  1. Benqueno says:

    Woow we almost forget that their was such a case infront on the courts…but there are more persons involved in this type of corrupt activities..i wonder if the police has received information as to the driver of one of the container that was found in one of the villages at the outskirt of Belmopan..that guy has absconded to the USA and he is from Benque Viejo Town..its also happening at the Western Border and high ranking customs officers are involved in this activity we know who0 they are…its just a matter of time…that the clock strike the correct hour and time….

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