Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017. 12:58 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Alvarine Burgess, known as the passport whistle blower, was locked down by Belmopan police on Saturday night. However, she was released at around 9 a.m. on Sunday without any charges.
According to Burgess, she was reportedly at a football game in Belmopan where the Bandits was playing against a Punta Gorda team. While the national anthem was playing, she noted some young men were behaving disorderly and she attempted to scold them. After the scolding, a verbal exchange took place between her and the young men.
Police reportedly ordered her to leave the game but she refused and that was when she was detained and taken to the station.
Upon reaching the station, another police officer told her that a political figure had requested that she be removed from the game and detained.
According to Burgess, she feels that her detention was unlawful and as such she is hoping to seek legal action.
Readers will recall that Burgess made headline news when Minister Edmund Castro sued her for calling his name in a visa ring. However, before the law suit could be over, Castro dropped the case.
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