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May 17, 2016

Police Detained Foreman of Plett’s Ranch for Questioning

Manuel Ayala

There was another incident on the farm the next day. Watchman Rogelio Barrientos was allegedly approached by fifteen military officers, and a request was made for heavy equipment to be handed over to the Guatemalans. A distress call was sent to Police who responded, and then called in backup. But local law enforcement allegedly decided not to get close to the border because of the sensitivity of the issue. They eventually stood down and requested that Roger Plett and Manuel Ayala go into the San Ignacio Police Station to give formal statements. And that’s when they ended up detaining Ayala.

 

Manuel Ayala, Plett Farm Foreman

“We reached to the Police Station and we gave our statements. After we gave our statements and everything was okay I was ready to come out and they said you’re not going. I said why, and they said mischievous act. I said what. You know in this situation how could we play a role when this is an international issue? We cannot put ourselves and other in danger in this thing as they call a mischievous act. That’s not a mischievous act. So I was detained for questioning. Now they took my phone and I have my messages there. I can show you guys the messages and you can tell me if there is anything there which is mischievous act. So on that day while I was held at the Police Station, the next day they started over again. I explained to them the same thing. So in the evening I was about to be released and they said no…you’re not going home. Mister Rosado said you’re detained. For what? He said he saw some messages on my phone.”

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4 Responses for “Police Detained Foreman of Plett’s Ranch for Questioning”

  1. Marie says:

    Well, he looks like someone that would setup the act, check his background, where is he from, who has he associated with. People living in isolated area need to be armed for situations like these, get the thugs out of jail and have them pull security near all borders.

  2. Hatari says:

    This is so typical of the unprofessional and inept actions of our police department. They have no understanding of what their job is . . . “To Protect and Serve”. BS nothing but BS!

  3. MNHG says:

    THE POLICE WELL KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THEY ARE PROTECTING BARROW`S INTERESTS BY HUSHING EVERY HUMAN BAD EXPERINCE AT THE HANDS OF ASSHOLES GUATEMALANS !!!

  4. Belizean Pride says:

    @ MARIE DON’T JUDGE THE MAN FROM HIS LOOKS BET IF YOU GO THROUGH IT WITH THIS INEPT POLICE OFFICERS YOU’LL BE ON TV ALSO.

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