Caribbean International Brewery Owner Cleared of Immigration Charges
Kevin Zing, the owner of Caribbean International Brewery, has been cleared of the remaining immigration charges against him and his company. Zing’s factory in Carmelita Village, Orange Walk District was raided in a joint operation by police, the Immigration Department, and Financial Intelligence Unit on October 6, 2022. During the raid some 16 Chinese nationals were detained and questioned on their legal status, in a human trafficking investigation. The FIU also seized over three million dollars in a tax evasion investigation. Attorney for Zing, Richard Dickie Bradley, spoke with Love News today and explained that the court had already cleared several of those charged, including four technicians and Zing’s girlfriend Lucy Li Ping, with an outcome of a no case submission. Bradley said that, with the court’s decision today, Zing’s legal troubles have come to an end.
Bradly also noted that he has confirmed Zing’s company is in good standing with the Belize Tax service. Zing, who is not fluent in English, also spoke with Love News, saying that he is not discouraged and will continue to do business in Belize. He also applauded the judiciary for being fair and granting him justice.