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Jul 10, 2017

No Charges for O.W. Trio Caught with B.D.F. Material

On Friday, we reported that Orange Walk police had arrested and detained a trio of men, including a Mexican national, found in possession of discarded military uniforms and outboard engines that were once the property of the Belize Defense Force.  The stock of worn battle dress uniforms, along with mechanical parts from the motors, raised serious eyebrows when it was found in the hands of civilians who are not employees of the Ministry of Finance and ought not to have the items in their possession. That ministry, according to Brigadier General David Jones, is responsible for the disposal of those items once the B.D.F. has completed an inventory.  How the used camouflage clothing and detachable boat engines ended up in the possession of Mexican national Estevan de Jesus, who pointed the police to Ramon Torres is still undetermined. A third person, Miguel Baeza, we are told, unknowingly stored some of the uniforms on behalf of Torres at his house in Orange Walk. All three have been released according to Officer Commanding the Orange Walk Police formation, David Chi. But it is known that Torres was part of a team contracted to dispose of the uniforms. Clearly that did not happen and the uniforms surfaced in the hands of De Jesus.

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2 Responses for “No Charges for O.W. Trio Caught with B.D.F. Material”

  1. Timber says:

    And please tell me why weren’t any charges levied or would they have implicated someone in the upper echelons of the BDF? Inquiry minds want to know. I can almost guarantee you that these uniforms and engines were used in carrying out crime. It’s amazing how incidents like these happen on almost a daily basis and Belizeans just sit on their asses and say and do nothing. I’ve said before, they took all the “House N….s” to Belize during slavery. I digress.

  2. Marie says:

    Ok, someone should be fined for not following orders. It could have been given to poor people to sell as scrap.

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