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Sep 20, 2018

Corozal Police Investigate Strange Shooting Incident

Joseph Myvett

A man from San Narciso Village in the Corozal District was injured in a scary ordeal in a contraband hotspot in the north. Wilfredo Pott says that on Tuesday night around eight o’clock, he headed in his vehicle from San Victor Village in the Corozal District en route to his home in San Narciso. As he left the village, in the company of Lorel Novelo, Pott says that a vehicle tried to run him off the road, before they heard shots. He lost control of the vehicle, which flipped several times. While Pott escaped unhurt, Novelo received bodily injuries and was rushed to the Corozal Community Hospital; he was later transported to the K.H.M.H. where he remains in a stable condition. It is known that the Customs Department carries out regular operations in that area. So could it have been Customs personnel who pursued Pott? Police say they are looking at all angles in its investigation.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“It is being looked at from all angles. The police did visit the scene where a number of goods were found on the scene as well; most of which were destroyed. We cannot say whether they were uncustomed, but most of the goods were damaged.”


Duane Moody

“Sir, is there anything to suggest that maybe it is all an illegal contraband happening in that area because San Victor is known as a hotspot for that. Is it possible that this was just a criminal activity gone really bad?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Well we do not know that at this point in time. We are looking at it from the traffic standpoint and as well that a complaint was made so it will be investigated in relation to shots fired.”



“Sir but are you all investigating the Customs Department?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Well we do not know whether or not it was customs so hence the reason for that part of the investigation.”

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1 Response for “Corozal Police Investigate Strange Shooting Incident”

  1. Fungus says:

    The police was helping them. They know how currupted belize is.

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