Accused gang member charged

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.

vlcsnap-2014-08-22-18h10m12s155Mr Dorado has pleaded not guilty and was offered bail of $500. Anjel Dorado had “O” tattoed on one arm and “G” on the other; put together it reads “O.G.”, short for “Original Gangster.”

Mr Dorado must pay the balance of his fine by September 23. His case is adjourned until October 30.

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