Bowen and Bowen donating water to Caye Caulker residents during water crisis
December 31, 2019
Fair weather to start off the new year
January 1, 2020

Fisherman spared jail for found bullet

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019. 8:31 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Marcus Cruz, 21, a fisherman of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, was fortunate not to get a custodial sentence when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford and pleaded guilty to keeping ammunition without a gun license.

Because it was his first offense and he had saved the court time by pleading guilty, Cruz was fined $500 plus $5 court cost. He was given until February 28, 2020, to pay. If he defaults on payment he will serve 5 months.

The incident occurred at about 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 28. The police reported that they were on mobile patrol in Lindo’s Alley in Belize City when their attention was drawn to Cruz who was standing on the verandah of a house. They informed Cruz that he would be searched for firearm and ammunition and the search resulted in the discovery of one S and B 9-millimeter caliber ammunition in the top compartment of a purple transport bag he was carrying.

Cruz was unable to produce a license for having the bullet, so he was arrested and charged. In court, Cruz said he found the bullet and he had in his bag for 2 weeks.


Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Belize ~ We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Belize and abroad! Contact us at mаrkеtіng@brеаkіngbеlіzеnеwѕ.соm or call us at 501-612-0315.


© 2019, BreakingBelizeNews.com. Content is copyrighted and requires written permission for reprinting in online or print media. Theft of content without permission/payment is punishable by law.


  • Galen University
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • larry waight
  • Belmopan Aggregates
  • cahal pech village resort
  • Galen University
  • Shindaiwa
  • Belmopan Aggregates