A police officer on Ambergris Caye has been charged with extortion. On September 23, a 17-year-old male, along with his mother, reported to San Pedro Police that the day before, his Mother was detained at the San Pedro Police Station for Traffic Offences.
As a result, the teenager and a family friend visited the Station to see the mother.
The friend spoke to P.C. Oscar Ramirez, who allegedly demanded $300.00 for the release of the mother, and later demanded $700.00 more.
The complainant further stated that a total of $600.00 was given to P.C. Ramirez for the release of his Mother.
Police have since arrested and charged 36-year-old Police Constable Oscar Ramirez of San Juan Area, San Pedro Town for the crime of Extortion.