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May 23, 2014

Former Mayor Alfonzo Cruz kept overnight at the Belmopan police station

Former Mayor of San Ignacio Alfonso ‘Ponchis’ Cruz spent Thursday night in lockdown at the Belmopan Police Station. As we told you, he was picked up by San Ignacio Police at around five-thirty Thursday evening and immediately taken to Belmopan for questioning. Cruz’s signature and stamp appear on many nationality documents facilitated by former Minister of State Elvin Penner, including the one issued to South Korean national Won Hong Kim. Sources tell us that police had been looking for Cruz for questioning since the start of the investigation in March. Those sources also tell us police believe that Cruz absconded across the western border to avoid being taken in. But he came back, and was promptly picked up. News Five has also been able to confirm that Cruz was questioned by investigators from the National Crimes Investigation Branch, and held overnight. He was released today. 

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8 Responses for “Former Mayor Alfonzo Cruz kept overnight at the Belmopan police station”

  1. john says:

    yes but they charge the poor lady that was stealing electricity but penner, ponchis, pacheco and others who were selling, signing etc passports still no get charge yet,, where is the justice system people??????????

  2. CEO says:

    So when will Penner be picked up and locked up? He is the kingpin in this one but instead they are trying to blame everyone else.

  3. Rod says:

    The law is corrupt they will not prosecute him because he could damage the udp and they are the law so nothing will happen to this corrupt man .

  4. bri says:

    i just c d man downtown d ada day d walk all g down ina wa big red shirt!!!!!!

  5. r says:

    he was never hiding . he has been is san Ignacio .

  6. wolfie says:

    Dis da monkey biznezz! I tiad a hea dis nonsense…. passing the ball around and the true culprits walking around like them no guilty.. Penner, Hulse, Dean all a unu guilty for selling our sovereignity!

  7. Lord LOL says:

    I hope he sings, sing so loudly so that we can pressure this government to resign and have as much guilty persons locked up as possible.

  8. alberto lagos says:

    yea right he will sing but what will happen is that mr.whyllie will not deliver the files or will be destroyed or the car were the files are will catch fire misteriously .with this type of government only in Belize the cork sink and the iron floats.

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