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Jul 11, 2019

Police Were Tipped About the Human Smuggling Caravan

Even before the five were arraigned today, Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett shared details on the investigation surrounding the alleged human smuggling.  He says that the operation, which led to the detention of the seven Belizeans and four Honduran nationals, was carried out by Orange Walk Police with assistance from Ladyville Police. According to ACP Myvett, the police have received information that it is not the first time that the names of the alleged actors have surfaced in the human smuggling crime; however, the investigation is going to be lengthy.


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“On Tuesday evening, based on information, Orange Walk Police mounted an operation supported by Ladyville police where upon doing the investigation, it was found that two vehicles were northbound on the Philip Goldson Highway—a gold in colour Toyota Corolla with Benque Viejo taxi license plate—and this was followed some distance behind by a grey in colour silver Ford Escape. During the operation, the police first intercepted the Toyota Corolla car where there were five occupants—two females and three males. In continuing with the operation, which led police to the Crooked Tree Road, police erected a checkpoint on the Crooked Tree Road where the Ford Escape was stopped and at the time it was driven by one Edwin Nah, forty years of a Benque Viejo Town address. Accompanying him were two Honduran male adults and two minors. During the investigation, one more person was taken into custody who was in the immediate area, one Sergio Guerra, thirty-five years Human services employee as part of the investigation.”

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