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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017. 10:01 am CST.

By BBN Staff: BBN has obtained copies of a police report made against one of NEMO Minister, Edmond Castro’s son yesterday.

According to the report, two police officers were working motorcycle patrol in the Conchshell Bay area of Belize City when cops noticed a white Wingle pickup truck driving from East Canal to the Conchshell Bay Area at high speed.

Officers pursued the vehicle, which came to a halt in an alley in Conchshell Bay. The officer reported that the driver of the vehicle came out and approached the police officer asking him what is the problem.

The officer asked the driver to present a drivers license to which he replied that he didn’t have one. The officer also noticed that the vehicle had no license sticker and informed the driver of the offense committed.

The driver reportedly responded: “Yuh di waste yuh time bredda caz u can’t charge me a f*** , yuh no know who da my pa, Edmond Castro.”

The police officer reported that he then advised him to refrain from using obscene language he continued cursing. The officer proceeded to detain the unruly Castro, who shoved the officer’s hand and told him that he cannot be arrested.

Two other men who were with the driver then approached the officer and pushed him telling him “You nuh wa ker my bredda a f***.”

The strike team personnel then intervened after the police officer was ambushed. The three men were escorted to precinct one police station.

They were identified as two sons of Minister Castro. They were informed of the offenses committed, including: intentionally obstructing a police officer, resisting lawful arrest, using obscene language, aggravated assault, drove unlicensed motor vehicle, and failure to produce drivers license upon request. They were reportedly served with an acknowledgement form and each signed that they received a copy.

The officer has requested court action into the matter.

However, police has indicated that the report is inaccurate and the men were not charged.

Police declined to comment on what an acknowledgement form is or how police determined the report was inaccurate


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