Honduran woman says she just wants to go home to her sick child Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

Idana Swazo, a Honduran national, appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Aretha Ford on Monday, September 18, 2017 where she was read a single charge of illegal entry into Belize.

The allegations against Swazo are that on September 1, 2017, she entered Belize illegally through the banks of the Mopan River in Cayo.

The bust was made on September 16, 2017 when personnel from the Mobile Interdiction Team conducted a search at a home on Iguana Street. According to the officers, Swazo was acting suspiciously and when she was asked to produce her papers, she could not. She was escorted to the police station where Immigration officers were called to interview her.

After pleading guilty to the offense, Magistrate Ford fined her $1,000 plus a $5.00 cost of court fine and ordered that she pay the fine forthwith, in default 10 months imprisonment. Swazo was prepared to pay the fine and said that all she wants is to get home to her sick child.