Crime

Murder suspect nabbed in Canadian drug bust, to face extradition to Belize

By Michelle Sutherland
Staff Reporter

A Canadian national is detained pending extradition to Belize to face a charge of first-degree murder after he was arrest drug bust at a residence in Sudbury, Ontario last Friday.

Jordan Bacchus, 28, who is wanted in Belize for the May 6th, 2016 murder of San Pedro resident Melvin Almendarez was busted in his native country for 384.45 grams of cocaine along with 10.46 grams of “purple heroin”.

Almendarez was found dead on a feeder road in southern Ambergris Caye. He had been shot to death and then suspectedly ran over by a golf cart. Police later detained Bacchus, however, due to a lack of compelling evidence he was released on bail for a lesser charge of controlled drugs.

One week later, police found overwhelming evidence tying Bacchus to the murder. By then, however, Bacchus had already skipped town despite surrendering his passport and other documents to authorities.
Bacchus must answer to a slew of other charges in Canada before being extradited to Belize.

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