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Jul 28, 2014

Two Persons Charged After Blackmail Sting…

Edwin Flores

A twenty-three-year-old man, Edwin Flores and his sixteen year old Honduran girlfriend have been charged with the alleged extortion of an Orange Walk businessman. The couple is accused of attempting to blackmail Wilbert Valencia of eight thousand dollars, but a sting operation by the police on Thursday afternoon led to their arrests. The minor was detained at the Lord Ridge Cemetery where she was to collect the drop and she led police to Flores who was at a house on Newtown Barracks.


Supt. Hilberto Romero, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

Hilberto Romero

“In regards to a report made by a businessman in Orange Walk, police conducted an operation at the cemetery in Belize City which led to the arrest of a female. The information was that this person was called in Orange Walk via cell phone and threats were made to him to deliver a certain amount of money at the cemetery. Police set up the operation and when the money was delivered, this female had retrieved the bag of money that was placed at a certain location. Further investigation led to the arrest of one Edwin Flores on Newtown Barracks along with one Francisco Rodriguez. Edwin Flores along with this female has been charged jointly for blackmail.”

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