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Sep 11, 2018

Ministry of National Security Commends Civilian Vigilance for Spotting Drug Planes

George Lovell

Chief Executive Officer George Lovell, of the Ministry of National Security, says that the illegal landing of aircrafts in northern Belize prompted the police department to ramp up anti-drug operations across the country, particularly in the Orange Walk District.  The success of this weekend’s bust was, in part, attributed to residents in the area who assisted police with critical information on the sighting of the low-flying aircraft.


(Ret’d) Col. George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security

“Early this year, in March or so when we had that aircraft that was found burnt in the northern part of Belize, there were a number of reports that would suggest that the law enforcement authorities did not operate in a manner that they should have.  There were press releases that were sent out by the Ministry of National Security which clearly stipulates and states our position as it relates to that activity which I do not care to go over, but I am quite certain that that is fresh in our minds as we go through the questions that may arise from this weekend’s recent anti-drug operation.  While it is that we will, as a ministry, state upfront that there is in fact a number of activities, a number of drug operations that occurs in the country of which there are anti-drug operations that are conducted by our security forces, we are very mindful of the fact that a lot of things that we do, in terms of the success that we have, will only come about from the joint collaborations that we do, not just from our law enforcement entity but also with the people within the communities where a number of these activities occurs.  I would like to publicly thank those people for all that they have done in this operation for us to have the success that we have had.”

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1 Response for “Ministry of National Security Commends Civilian Vigilance for Spotting Drug Planes”

  1. Fungus says:

    How they expect the people to help when the same police cover up their mess and make all the mess.

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