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Nov 8, 2012

Magistrate says no bail for second drug trafficking charge

Dwight Mariano

Thirty-one year old Dwight Mariano who has a conviction for drug trafficking, was before the court today for another drug trafficking charge.  He appeared without legal counsel before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith and pleaded not guilty to the offense.  The allegations are that on Wednesday, November seventh, Mariano was found in possession of one thousand one hundred and fifty grams of marijuana at his home.  Due to a previous conviction, the Chief Magistrate remanded him to prison.   Mariano, who is a resident of Curl Thompson Street, was very emotional when the Chief Magistrate denied him bail and remanded him to the Belize Central Prison until December twentieth. Police say that they visited his home on Curl Thompson Street where they found the marijuana inside a bucket in his yard. Inside the bucket were five bags of leafy like substances suspected to be cannabis.

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1 Response for “Magistrate says no bail for second drug trafficking charge”

  1. Storm says:

    Good work by the police, and good wisdom by the Magistrate. Drug dealers and cartels are a late-stage cancer on the nation, and like cancer, must be cut out ruthlessly.

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