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Aug 22, 2019

Chester Williams Weighs in on Recent Drug Seizures

The police department has been successful in intercepting a number of drug shipments over the past few weeks and that achievement has been the result of intelligence led operations, as well as timing.  But across the country drug and turf wars are escalating.  Last week in Belize City, a man was gunned down at the intersections of Cleghorn Street and New Road in an area that police describe as a known territory for marijuana sales.  So is the crack down on the marijuana trade leading to a spike in gun violence?

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“We have been doing a lot to intercept drugs coming into our country, both in the air and on land and with the work of the coastguard through the seas and we have seen a number of murders and even circumstances where persons receive serious bodily harm resulting from the sale of drugs.  You recall the last murder we had on New Road, that was drug related and the person was killed over an area for the sale of drugs.  So the drug sale is a problem to us and we are trying to find ways and means by which we can address these issues and one way to do so is to stop the inflow of drugs coming into our country and especially in the city where the circumstances are more prevalent.”


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