Prison officer fined for smuggling weed to inmate

Posted: December, 14th, 2015. 3:56 p.m. CST

Juan Perez Prison officerBy Aaron Humes: 29 year old Juan Perez, a former prison officer who was busted attempting to smuggle 1 pound of weed into Belize Central Prison, was spared a custodial sentence when he appeared today before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza and pleaded guilty to drug trafficking.

Because it was Perez’s first offence and he expressed remorse, Magistrate Mendoza used his discretion and imposed a fine of $10,000. Perez has until June 14, 2016 to pay the fine. If he defaults on payment he will serve 3 years.

Perez, a father of 2, was busted on Saturday, December 12. When he reported for work a search was conducted on his person which resulted in the discovery of 483 grams of cannabis.

Perez said that it was an inmate who asked him to bring the cannabis.

© 2015, This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Under Post Ads

Today's News Sponsored By: banner-4 banner-2 new-image3 black-orchid-october-specials


Get the latest from Breaking Belize News anywhere, anytime

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *