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Oct 3, 2012

Guatemalan teenager charged for illegally entering Belize

Jessica Reyes Palencia

From the football field to the courts, a Guatemalan teenager who claimed she only wanted to come to Belize for a short visit, never thought about the consequences of illegally entering Belize. According to reports, eighteen year old Jessica Reyes Palencia was assisted by her friend, a Belizean Construction Worker, twenty-nine year old Adelso Chinchilla to get into the country. On October second, she entered Belize via the Banks of the Mopan River, in Benque Viejo. That same day an Immigration Officer who was doing routine checks caught up with Chinchilla and Palencia as they exited a bus at a bus terminal in Belize City at two thirty p.m.

Adelso Chincilla

In the courtroom of Magistrate Aretha Ford, Palencia was charged with Illegal Entry while Chinchilla was charged with aiding and abetting an illegal immigrant to enter the country. Both Palencia and Chinchilla pleaded guilty to the charges and were fined one thousand dollars each. If Palencia does not pay the fine she could be imprisoned for one year. A removal order was also granted and she will be deported. Chinchilla asked for leniency since Palencia promised him she would only stay for a short time in Belize and return legally with her travel documents.

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6 Responses for “Guatemalan teenager charged for illegally entering Belize”


    Sexual exploitation, what else.

  2. Uncle Benji says:

    Chichilla needs his @$$ whipped down at the Queen Street Police station. How stupid can you be? He brought someone into the country illegally.

    The lovely Jessica Reyes should be given a trophy. First and foremost, as a Guatemalan citizen, she has been taught that Belize is part of Guatemala, so in her mind, no crime was committed. Secondly, she has shown us Belizeans how poorly secured our borders are.

    Our immigration agency is a joke. Walk the shady underworld streets of New York or Los Angeles, and Belizean passports can be had by anyone……….. cost $125.00 These passports are made in Louisiana.

    Do you know how many fake Belizean passports are being used by illegal aliens in the USA for crime purposes? It is a crying shame.

    Why hasn’t Belize Immigration filed a complaint with the FBI? Why hasn’t Belixe Immigration ask California and New York Police for help?

  3. ruben says:

    how more stupid can this countries system be. So many asian come to belize holding a belizean passport without even stepping a foot on our jewel furthermore you would be surprise many of them dont even know where belize is, and i have never heard anything about anyone being charge or imprison. What an unbalance system people have time to waste

  4. fassy says:

    All UDP and PUP members are $#!% holes.They belong with satan.

  5. Storm says:

    When I was young and single, I had my share of bad dates, but none as disastrous as this one! I feel a little better now.

  6. Genotu Rembiuos says:

    Yes , the fact is that the poor lee Guat girl has no money, but the Asians running the money every where under the tables !!!
    So why charge the Asians?
    So easy to wash their hands and make a big noise with the poor Guat girl, talk bout SHAME!!!
    Remember the old saying: “FOOL DI TALK , BUT NO FOOL DI LISTEN”?

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