Chef charged with drug trafficking Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:00

A Belize City chef and baker is on bail after having being arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court charged with drug trafficking on June 8, 2017. The chef, Moses Moore, was unrepresented when he appeared before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza where he pleaded not guilty and was offered bail in the sum of $1,000 plus one surety of the same which he was able to meet.

The allegation made against Moore was that on June 7, 2017, he had 117 grams of cannabis with the intent to supply for the purpose of drug trafficking. According to the police, on June 7, constable Zebedee Moore and other members of the GSU were conducting mobile operations where they observed a group of men and women socializing in a yard on Victoria Street. They approached a young man who was sitting in front of a room who was later identified as Moses Moore. Moore told them that he was renting the room. Moore told the young man that they would conduct a search for illegal drugs and firearms in his room.

During the search, Moore said that he observed a Quaker Oats container and when he lifted the lid, he smelled the strong aroma of marijuana. He took out the contents out of the container where he saw a black plastic bag inside. He observed that it contains a green leafy like substance suspected to be cannabis. Moore claimed that the contents were put in his room without his knowledge. Despite his claims, he was taken into custody at the police station here he was later charged with drug trafficking.