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Jul 14, 2011

Illegal loggers cross fire with B.D.F.

There’s bad news coming from the Cayo District that has pitted the B.D.F. and a group of Guatemalan illegal loggers in the constant incursions by Guatemalans into Belizean territory. The incident happened one mile away from the Caracol Mayan Ruin in the Cayo District during a joint operation on Wednesday by the police, B.D.F., Forestry Department and Friends for conservation and Development. At about four o’clock the group of Guatemalans was surprised in possession of chainsaws and fifty-six pieces of mahogany and cedar. The security forces and environmentalist apprehended only one person because the others pulled a fast one on the officers and escaped by creating a diversion. According to a police report, members of the joint team were with two of the loggers, when they heard someone holler “negrito”, referring to the local soldiers and that was followed by gun shots. The security forces were distracted and the loggers and a child ran off into nearby bushes. Police detained twenty year old Jairo Orlando Ariel Motta of La Rejoya Village, Guatemala during a search of the surrounding area. Eight horses, machetes, gasoline and other items were also recovered. Motta, who was injured in the exchange of gunfire, was detained and escorted to the San Ignacio Police Station. The incident

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10 Responses for “Illegal loggers cross fire with B.D.F.”

  1. REGGIE says:

    PNP GOOD JOB TO INFORM THE GOB ABOUT LOGGERS IN OUR COUNTRY.PM IS SO BUSY MAKING MONEY FOR HIS FAMILY AND FORGET ABOUT THE PEOPLE DOWN SOUTH,LIKE HE SAY THE MAYA PEOPLE DON’T HAVE RITE.NOW THE GUATEMALA IS COMING OVER THE BORDER TO GET WHAT THEY BELIVED BELONG TO THEM,BELIZE IS FOR GUATEMALA AND THEY BELIVE THAT.MY ADVICE TO THE BDF AND THE REST OF OFFICER PATROLING , PROTECT YOURSELF AT ALL TIME.BUT GET OUT OF HARMS WAY,THE BDF NOT HAVE THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO PROTECT YOU GUYS M.AS AN EX POLICE SPECIAL OFFICER WE USED TO PATROL WITH THE BRITISH AND WE HAD WHAT IT TAKE TO GET US IN AND OUT IN A FEW MINUTES.SO BE CAREFULL MY BROTHERS.THE HIGHWAY FROM JALACTE IN BELIZE WILL SHOW HOW EASY IT IS FOR THE GUAT TO HAVE CONTROLL OVER BELIZE.

  2. islander says:

    THIS IS WHAT THE POLITICALLY CORRECT OAS has watered down our boys to….graving people and shooting in the air when the guatemalans are shooting to kill.

    EVERY BELIZEAN HAS THE RIGHT TO KILL WHEN THEIR LIFE IS IN DANGER, WHY ARE OUR BOYS NOT USING DEADLY FORCE WHEN THEY THEMSELVES ARE UNDER ATTACK OF THAT AMOUNT OF FORCE….

    this is bs our boys need to take center of mass shots and give them a 5.56 message that simply states we will not tolerate illegal incursions

  3. Storm says:

    This invasion must stop. Are we a country, or a colony of Guatemala? CLOSE THE BORDER!

  4. tim says:

    are they going to auction the horses? how can the BDF, Police, Forestry, Friends of Conservation.. I am thinking at least 20 enforcement.. and two people still escaped.. bunch of morons.. our BDF are at lost!!!

  5. Elgin Martinez says:

    We crying about no jobs while the Guatemalans are making big money off our natural resources.

  6. Earl Grey says:

    WE should send the Belize City GANGSTERS NEAR THE BOARDER
    …………….LET THEM GUARD TURF THERE……..AND SHOOT AT INTRUDERS AT WILL………….
    THEY SHOULD LOVE THAT!!!

  7. Serious mind says:

    Here we go again. Incompetence on behalf of everyone giving service to our country. they heard shots and ducked. Thats all. Hell, they can’t even catch a thief in belize….. The whole country needs a revamp.

  8. Serious mind says:

    Here we go again……

  9. indian woman says:

    here we go again….

  10. LEO. says:

    It is very true that we don’t have the rights to kill them Guatemalans doing illegal loggers here in our beautiful rain forest and after the shot outs with the illegal loggers, the OAS and FINCOS are heavily investigating what has happened and asked why we the soldiers shot the Guatemalan. Out commanders within the force are so stupid because they want us to use our discretion when in jungle, so is it not our discretion that we had used? We need to wake soldiers and continue to react quickly on them Guatemalans. But the too much rights needs to be refurbished and also its useless we bring those Guatemalans here to court because OAS always got them bally back. OAS needs to wake up because we are not doing our job for nothing. Wake up BELIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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