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Jul 29, 2013

Eight time offender throws away his bag of weed

Andrew Burke

A Belize City businessman is serving three years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to a single count of drug trafficking. Police say that on Friday at around ten in the morning they were on patrol on Jasmine Street when they stopped by the home of businessman Andrew Burke. He allegedly ran to the back of the house when he saw them coming, and that’s when they say he threw a bag over a fence. When Police caught Burke and retrieved the bag they found that it contained four plastic bags of cannabis weighing in at four hundred and seventy six grams. Burke appeared before Magistrate Leslie Hamilton and pleaded guilty to drug trafficking. He asked for leniency, but the magistrate wasn’t so inclined since this is Burke’s eighth conviction on drug related offences. Burke was fined ten thousand dollars and sentenced to three years as a guest at the Belize Central Prison.

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