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Oct 6, 2011

Pseudoephedrine case falling apart

Michael McKenzie

In court news, three indicted Customs Officers were acquitted today of two counts of Forgery, which were levied after a container loaded with pseudoephedrine tablets disappeared from the Port of Belize in September 2008. So tonight thirty-nine year old Karl Augustine and twenty-four year old Michael McKenzie are free men but thirty-four year old Aruny Perez remains on trial for a third count of forgery.

Karl Augustine

The men were accused of forging documents for the release of the forty foot container, which was consigned to Reimer’s Feed Limited. But the owner of that business, Harry Plett, has testified that he did not import the container. The additional charge against Perez is for allegedly forging a Port of Belize Way Bill.

Aruny Perez

His case continues on Friday morning before Justice Adolph Lucas.   Augustine and McKenzie were represented by attorneys, Carlo Mason and Ellis Arnold respectively while Perez is being represented by Attorney Michael Peyrefitte.

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5 Responses for “Pseudoephedrine case falling apart”

  1. fromafar says:

    this is what happens when untrained unintelligent eeeeediots are running things, in the mean time guitly parties have mad a fortune, kids are getting drugged up, and officials are still crooked… good job all, and then we’re surprized when we are bashed in the international circles and being the fools that we are… wake the !@#$ up people!!!!

  2. rod says:

    any surprize all the gov. employees getting off because their bosses are involved also so they are all getting off just like the customs officers at the airport and the bdf soldiers with the plane when their bosses are involved they cant afford to have their employees go to jail because they will exposed also curruption rappant in this gov. from the top down currupt thieves unu mi think pup bad this group put pup to shame when it comes to corruption. guan barrow guan before i stone you with mi shoes

  3. . says:

    these guys were charged with forgery…no matter if they were found guilty, what would the consequence have been…..thats how far back we are….they should have been charged with conspiracy to import illegal drugs. But then again, this is our Belize….until WE all decide to make a difference the status quo will remain….let us all take responsibility for what is happening….let us start by doing the “simple” things like educating our brothers and sisters, uplifting everyone….Are you your brothers keeper? would u take advantage of your fellow Belizean if you kno you could get away with it?……let us take care of our people and country……

  4. Eye In The Sky says:

    Could smell this was going to happen from a mile away.
    That is why these cases are postponed for years and years.
    Was Dickie the lawyer?
    If these customs are locked up they will talk and the Zetas will make heads roll. Just Google the Mexican news and see how many heads are rolling in Mexico daily.
    Channel 5. What happened to the Cocaine case with Carlos Gibson from Corozal and the 1 Million $$$ bail with tricky Dicky as lawyer? Belize wants to know.

  5. Chaunce says:

    and thats because you dont hear about what happens everyday at the borders. they are hustlers and live a high life. thats why they chance the poor people and feel like they are above others.

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