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Mar 1, 2017

Investigation Spread North as Alleged Ringleader Confessed…

The investigation widened to include other persons.  According to Tench, they tried their mightiest to get the agent identified as selling the foils to Chang and Tillett to confirm other’s involvement, but only one “Khaddafi” from Corozal, known to Tench himself, came forward to assist in the investigation.


Mark Tench, Former Supervisor of Immigration, Western Border

“During our investigation with Mister Middleton, Mister Middleton told us that he did sell the visas, but that he had gotten them from another person who lived in Corozal. I don’t know the person’s real name; I know what we called him, we called him Khadaffi, and I used to work in Corozal, so I knew the individual. And we took Mister Middleton with us and we went to Corozal, and we went to the gentleman’s house, Khadaffi, and he pulled me aside and he told me…”


Eamon Courtenay, P.U.P. Senator

“Who is he – Khadaffi?”


Mark Tench

Mark Tench

“Khadaffi, yes, because I knew him from when I worked at that border. And he took me aside and said Mister Tench – he only assisted, he said, he only assisted Mister Middleton with selling the visas, but Mister Middleton was the brains behind this operation. And that’s when I confronted him about it with the other officers. And he decided he would tell us the officer – that he didn’t know if that officer had taken them, but he knew the officer he had gotten them from.”


Aldo Salazar, Chair, Senate Special Select Committee

“Who is that?”


Mark Tench

“Mister L. Wade.”


Aldo Salazar

“Mister L. Wade?”


Mark Tench

“Yeah. He also made a phone call later that week, like four days later…”


Aldo Salazar

“That’s Lindsay Wade, right?”


Mark Tench

“Yeah. Four days later where he…”


Eamon Courtenay

“Who made this phone call?”


Mark Tench

“Mister Middleton, to the office at the Western Border, where we had all supervisors in that office on the speakerphone and he again told us the same name that he had gotten the visas from.”

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