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Man wanted for murder in Belize is arrested in Canada

Twenty year old Jordan Bacchus is in the custody of police in Canada for drug related offences in that country. He is also wanted here in Belize for the murder of Melvin Almendarez in May 2016. Online reports say that a drug seizure in northern Ontario, one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada, resulted in the arrest of Bacchus and a woman. The Greater Sudbury Police Service says Bacchus was arrested on February 2 as part of a drug bust at a local home. During the raid officers seized 384.45 grams of cocaine and 10.46 grams of “purple heroin,” which is heroin mixed with the extremely potent opioid fentanyl, with a total street value of about $45,000. Cops also seized $25,000 in cash along with other evidence, including digital scales, detailed debt lists and a money counting machine. Sudbury police say he will answer to local drug charges, travel to Toronto to face charges there, and then be extradited to Belize. Almendarez was found dead on a feeder road on Ambergris Caye. He was shot to the death. Bacchus had initially been detained and charged for with Possession of Controlled Drugs but received bail. Investigators were unable to tie him to the murder and he was released after forty eight hours. A few days after, the police department issued a warrant for his arrest but Bacchus had already fled to Canada.