Mexican Zurisaday Mendez Granted Supreme Court Bail Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

Mexican national Zurisaday Mendez who was busted in October of 2012 with firearms, ammunitions and drugs was granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of ,000 on Monday, February 11th, 2014.

In October, 2012 police conducted a search of two rooms and several vehicles linked to Mendez at the Las Vegas Hotel. During the search they found two A-K 47s, two 9 mm pistols, one .40 mm pistol, one .38 Auto brand pistol and one Colt Super Auto pistols. There was also a huge number of ammunition, communication devices, and supply of cannabis, cocaine and alcoholic beverages. Police arrested and charged Mendez with 1 count of keeping a prohibited firearm, 2 counts of keeping prohibited ammunition, 3 counts of keeping an unlicensed firearm, 4 counts of keeping unlicensed ammunition, 5 counts of drug trafficking, and 6 counts of possession of controlled drugs.

Mendez had been remanded to the Belize Central Prison since the bust and his attorney Ellis Arnold filed a claim that his client’s constitutional rights have been violated since he has been on remand at the Belize Central Prison for the past 16 months. While the Constitutional challenge is being heard, Justice Troadio Gonzalez has granted bail to Mendez in the sum of $75,000 despite strong objection from the Director of Public Prosecutions. Justice Gonzalez ordered that he surrender his travelling documents, including his passport, and he is to return to court on February 18th.