Gang tattoo leads to jail for Burrell Boom resident

vlcsnap-2014-08-14-06h34m06s16He says he was drunk when he decided to get an MS-13 tattoo, a pictorial representation of Central America’s toughest gang. But on Wednesday, that decision cost 22 year old Victor Gama six months of his life in prison, as he chose to plead guilty to a charge of displaying gang membership. On August 11 around 11:45 p.m., Constable Shane Pook was on foot patrol in the village of Burrell Boom, Belize District, when he spied Mr Gama and informed him that he would search him. He found nothing incriminating, but then noticed that the top three buttons on Victor Gama’s shirt were open. On closer inspection, he discovered the prominently displayed tattoo on Mr Gama’s chest. Magistrate Herbert Panton accepted the guilty plea and imposed a custodial sentence of six months in prison.

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