Being a member of a criminal gang is an offence in Belize. But it is rarely prosecuted despite the sheer number of professed gang groups occupying most of Belize City. Today 34 year old Angel Dorado of Western Paradise village on the George Price Highway faced a charge of professing to belong to a criminal gang before Magistrate Herbert Panton.
Anjel Dorado showed off a tattoo on his left upper arm allegedly identifying him as a member of the Bloods gang on August 21, and was taken in custody.
Mr Dorado must pay the balance of his fine by September 23. His case is adjourned until October 30.