Xate Blooming In The Forest Reserve

Tonight, there is some good news coming out of the Chiquibul National Park as the Friends for Conser...

Price for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene Reduce

As of mid-night tonight, prices for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene will see reductions at the pumps. ...

Well Known City Figure Charged For Courts Robbery In Corozal

Also arraigned at the Magistrate’s Court today was known city figure Samuel Halliday, who turned 26 ...

Ambassadors Present Credentials To Governor General

Four ambassadors presented their Letters of Credence today to the Governor General of Belize His Exc...

Preliminary Figures For Re-Registration Released

Today marks the start of week two in the mass re-registration exercise here in the Jewel. As the pro...

  • Xate Blooming In The Forest Reserve

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:56
  • Price for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene Reduce

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:02
  • Well Known City Figure Charged For Courts Robbery In Corozal

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:07
  • Ambassadors Present Credentials To Governor General

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:14
  • Preliminary Figures For Re-Registration Released

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:22

moneyLast week we reported on a group of Belizeans who were arrested in El Salvador after they were caught with a large amount of money at an airport in that country.


Well tonight a report on the Salvadoran news outlet ‘La Pagina’ indicates that a judge in that jurisdiction ordered preventative detention for all individuals, which includes five Belizeans, who were detained last Thursday at the ‘Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero airport’ for transporting large amounts of undeclared money. According to the report, the individuals identified as Deymy Vanessa Rodríguez, Jessy Grabiel Ojeda, Marlon Alberto Valle and Lilian Racquel Salazar, all of Belizean nationality along with Guatemalan national Abraham Felipe; Claudia Patricia Orellana Bejarano of Honduran nationality and Rongcang Chen, who has both Belizean and Chinese nationality boarded a plane in Belize en-route Bogota Columbia making a stop in El Salvador. However, none of them declared having large amounts of cash in their possession when boarding the plane in Belize.


In total the seven individuals were carrying sixty-six thousand one hundred dollars as well as nine hundred and eighty-four Belizean dollars and a small amount of yen.


While all individuals claim to be tourists and carrying the money for personal expenses, authorities in El Salvador believe that the detainees work for criminal structures that are dedicated to drug trafficking which entails trying legally introducing money from drug trafficking, extortion, kidnapping and other illicit activities into different countries.

The report adds that a relative of Jessy Grabiel Ojeda contacted their news station stating that he owns a small shop in Belize and that the money he was carrying was to buy several bottles of wine.


All individuals will reportedly continue the judicial process in prison for danger of escape.

Belizean authorities are yet to comment on this matter.

Share this post

This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comment.