By Aaron Humes: The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has issued a so-called Red Notice for former Minister of Works Rene Montero, deemed an escape risk.
Montero is wanted in Belize on a charge of ‘willful oppression,’ contrary to sections 284 and 309 of the Criminal Code.
He is accused of causing and allowing certain property of the Ministry of Works at its unit based in Santa Elena Town to be used at his property and those of family members and close associates, abusing the power of his office, a charge he has publicly denied.
Nonetheless, after reportedly going out of the country for a medical procedure, he has yet to return and is now considered a fugitive from the law, subject to arrest and extradition back to Belize.
If seen, you are asked to contact the police in Belize or Interpol.