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Oct 11, 2011

Heist of coastguard vessel

Was it an inside job that caused thieves to pull off a daring midnight burglary at what should have been a highly guarded military compound? Not much has been confirmed, but despite military grade weapons, a successful heist of a Coast Guard vessel was pulled off at the Belize Coastguard Compound on Sunday night. While the thieves were getting away, shots were fired in their direction but the hijackers escaped on the stolen skiff. Both Coastguard and police personnel were on high alert over the weekend searching the coastline for the boat since any exposure of the story would cause an embarrassment. Today the Police Press Officer indicated he would not comment on the Coastguard heist. Checks at Coast Guard headquarters were also fruitless since most of their hierarchy is away. A guard at the gate would only say that all relevant officers were out of the country or unavailable for comment but sources close to News Five say that the vessel was eventually recovered intact, allegedly on Long Caye. But the thieves were not captured.

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7 Responses for “Heist of coastguard vessel”

  1. Rod says:

    This goes to show you again that the minister of defense is under his bed hiding where is perdomo why is he not questioned why is he not made to answer for this gross negligence on the part of the military and these are the people who are protecting the people and country of Belize when they cannot even take care of their boats in their own yard what incompetence this whole gov. Is impotent we surely need change in the country where is perdomo minister of defense he cannot even secure a chicken coup useless.

  2. Lucas says:

    HA! AND THESE ARE THE WATCHMEN AND PROTECTORS OF OUR SEAS?. God! Please help and protect us Belizeans.

  3. WTF says:

    OH, we can sleep safe at night knowing that our borders and seas are fully protected against drug running rebels and Guatemalan invaders!!!

  4. WTH!!! NO Fs mein says:

    TAKE II: OH, we can sleep safe at night knowing that our borders and seas are fully protected against drug rebels and Guatemalan invaders who for the most part are utilizing Belizean Law Enforcement appartus… haha, sigh! CUT!!!

  5. Elgin Martinez says:

    Belize is no longer the land of the free.Our country is in a bad ,bad , bad state.

  6. advocate says:

    Things do happen. And this obviously one of those things that happened. However, when those in authority, as is the Commander of the Coast Guard will lie to nation about nothing happening then we have a SERIOUS problem. It certainly begs the question what more are they hiding from the nation. If something happens, then it is the duty of those in charge to come to the nation with clean hands because after all they are paid from the public purse to manage public assets. As the saying goes a Lair is a Thief neither of which should be charged with critical roles.

  7. Maximous says:

    WUAU. This unveliable if this people penetrate inside the CoastGuard, supposed to be asecured area, what can we inspect? I a gree with you people our BELIZE is not secured and peaceful like before any more. Those people that penetrate they know how to gewt inside, there is no way in the world they were robbers. I am at the State Guard in the USA. And believed me my fellows BELIZEANS it’s an restricted area. Well I don’t know how they management that in BLZ. I am a BELIEAN that came to USA to study and learn more for achive and go back home to BLZ and look for a job and chare with others. I am going back home this year and look for a job in any Law Enforcement Branch, I hope I can find a opening and get hired. I always want to be a COP seens a was a kid, I saw when the cadets march from the academy to BELMOPAN police department, and telling my self someday I will be there, That is the reason i came to AMERICA to learn more. This country has teech me alot in Criminal Justice, MILITARY training etc, I agree with you my people we need to to do something to bring our freedon and our peace of mind back. Was a pleasure to wroted this latters to you my fellows BELIZEANS and is not easy to be far from your country and your people but finallly I can say I almust there. God BLESS YOU ALL,, and I hope one day I will serve each one of my BLZ and my Country with dignity and respect . Helps us God to protect and preserve” BELIZE LAND OF THE FREE”

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