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Jul 2, 2018

3 Guats Escape from Prison

Three Guatemalans escaped from the Belize Central Prison in the early hours of Sunday morning. The men, all charged with illegal entry into the Chiquibul National Park and firearm offences, were on remand when they broke out between one and three-thirty on Sunday morning. Police say they have set up checkup points to try and intercept the escapees, as they may be heading towards the border to go back to Guatemala. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino tells us more.


Wilfredo Ferrufino

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, C.I.B., Eastern Division

“Three prisoners that were in the remand, rehab center, at the Kolbe Foundation escaped by prying loose the louvre windows from the dorm they were in and making their escape – making their way to the fence and eventually escaping. They are Ronnie Lopez, a thirty-one-year-old. He is from Flores, Peten, Guatemala. He was there for ammunition and firearm offences. Abraham Depaz, a twenty-three-year-old, again, he is from Flores, Peten, Guatemala. The third one is Encarnacion Depaz, a forty-one-year-old, also from Flores Peten. All of them were there for firearm related offences and they were before the magistrate court in San Ignacio.  They were on remand.   In any escape incidents that we do have operations ongoing in trying to recapture these individuals and of course checkpoints are being set up across the western region of the country.”

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2 Responses for “3 Guats Escape from Prison”

  1. Al Katyl says:

    Only in Bz this is still happening, some are sleeping at the wheels, a change is the only solution.
    We should move the prison to Chiquibul and teach them to farm.
    By night fall they will be too tired to contemplate escape.

  2. Marie says:

    No jail housing criminal should have Louvre windows. The windows should at least have burglar bars to prevent escape.

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