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Jul 28, 2014

MS-13 Gang Members Rounded Up by Police…

Edward Broaster

Both the arson and the sting operation that resulted in the arrest of a couple involved in the extortion of eight thousand dollars from an Orange Walk businessman also led to the detention of four other persons.  Police confirmed today that known affiliates of the transnational criminal gang, Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 are operating in Belize. Aside from Edwin Flores and Francisco Rodriguez, three other MS-Thirteen affiliates were arrested and charged for displaying gang insignia. They are Jose Reyes, Hilberto Ruiz Senior and Elvin Guiterrez.


Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster, Dep. O.C., Eastern Division

“The MS-13, the way they operate, they do a lot of extortion especially in particular to Central American immigrants who are working here in Belize, but the threat and retaliation does not occur in Belize; it occurs in El Salvador. Their operation is kinda sneaky as it pertains to extortion and so forth from the immigrants who are working here in Belize, but the repercussions occur in Salvador. So we have to really gather good intelligence and do quality investigation in order to deal with the MS-13 here in Belize.”


The men are believed to have been living the area of the Newtown Barracks and Kings Park. 

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4 Responses for “MS-13 Gang Members Rounded Up by Police…”

  1. Rod says:

    This corrupt police dept is in on all the kidnapping in this country .

  2. Uncle Benji says:

    Darn, why does God punish us Belizeans so much? It makes you wonder if there is really a God? MS13 gangs on the streets and then we have the B13 gang.

    B13 gang? Barrow and his merrymen of thirteen.

    Gangs on the streets. Gangs in government.

  3. alberto lagos says:

    I congratulate the police dept,for all effort to stop undesirables that no have no mother to commit any type of crimes and believe me this animals they are only the tip of the iceberg they are very well organized and probably the master mind is around watching and planning the next target or move.I bet they are the responsables for the murder of the taco vendor .It is not fair that person dying like this .I love BELIZE with all my heart ,and BELIZE open her arms and welcome from different parts of the world to have a better way of life specially from some Central America countries were this kind of aborts from evil come from. BELIZE! please beware of this type of people and most important be careful with your teenage kids because they prey on this kids to commit most of the crimes.AUTHORITIES PLEASE ERASE THIS KIND OF ANIMALS FROM BELIZE, OUR COUNTRY DO NOT DESERVE THIS OR MORE PAIN WE, ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH FROM THE GOVERTMENT WITH ALL THE MADNESS AND CORRUPTION GOING ON , AND OUR prime minister said on TV WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT! WHAT A SHAME.

  4. c smith says:

    what is going on with mr barrow 8 years since i left belize and im in a country where these evil peolple owns the country and its sad to here mr barrow after been a person you could depend on is actually now a gangster mr barrow try to rectify your life i would not want to here the news one day and find out that you were targeted for doing the wrong thing remember that our beautiful
    belize is nown as one of the most beautiful places on earth thanks to our ancestors and patriots because they did the right things we would want to remember you as a patriot and not a trator

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