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More Charges for Mexicans accused of stealing over 100K

Police say that they will be levying more charges on the three Mexican that were arrested for theft. As we reported before, 26-year-old Jacson Jafet, 31-year-old Leonel Rodriguez and 27-year-old Belen Hernandez have been remanded to prison after they were charged with the theft of three hundred dollars Belize currency from Atlantic Bank in Corozal Town. ASP Cowo shared more on the investigation.

ASP Alejandro Cowo – Head of CIB

“Over the weekend, we had received further information from Atlantic Bank so at this moment, Police are preparing additional charges to be levied on them. So it will be sometime during this week that we will get a reorder and they will be brought again to answer to several counts of theft that will be given to them.”

Reporter

“When you say theft, do you mean under a hundred or over a hundred.”

ASP Alejandro Cowo – Head of CIB

“It is less than that. It is about ten of them so far that we can account for. We do not have any link that they are associated in any way with anyone here in Belize. We know that yes they were renting a house here in Ladyville and that is about the only link that they had to any Belizean.”

Jafet was charged with the theft of three hundred dollars Belize currency from Atlantic Bank in Corozal Town. Hernandez was charged with the theft of five hundred dollars and Rodriguez was charged with the theft of two hundred dollars. The Mexican trio was caught on Friday in Corozal Town with about sixty international bank cards, believed to be stolen, along with a substantial amount of Mexican currency. According to police, they had withdrawn more than one hundred thousand dollars from Atlantic Bank ATMs throughout the country since November last year.

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