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Sep 9, 2019

Shootout Between Police and Drug Traffickers! 3 Suspects Injured

Chester Williams

According to the Commissioner, at the sight of law enforcement officers, one of the vehicles with suspects in it took off. Officers set chase while others remained at the landing scene. That is when the fiery shoot-out between police and the drug traffickers took place.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Shots were fired and our officers returned fire during which two of the fleeing suspects were injured to the hand. They were all apprehended. The injured were immediately rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment while other officers remain at the location waiting the processing of the scene. Scene of Crime were brought in. The plane was processed. The cargo was unloaded and it totaled forty one bails. They were taken to Belize City where the actual processing will be taken place with the forensic personnel and the counting. The counting yielded one thousand two hundred and ten parcels. Shortly after the security forces department the location of the plane, information was received that a third person was in the bushes with gunshot injuries. The security forces went to make checks and they found the said third person with pellet wounds to the abdomen. According him, he was shot by one of his own colleague who had also escaped. He was rushed to KHMH where contrary to the reporting the media, he was admitted in a stable condition.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Sir it was drug traffickers who shot first?”

 

Chester Williams

“I am not going to say that. Shots were fired.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Where any monies recovered at the scene?”

 

Chester Williams

“Other than pocket money, no.”

 

Reporter

“The two vehicles which were used to unload the cargo, where those vehicles detained? Do they have Belizean license plates? Who do they belong to?”

 

Chester Williams

“One of the vehicles had Honduran license plates and the other one had no license plate. From what we know these people came into the country days ago and they might have been their own canvassing and might have had knowledge of the area so.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Can you confirm whether or not the parcels had the markings ‘Cat’ and “Oro” labeled on it?”

 

Chester Williams

“It seems like you had you inside your source.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Is that confirmation sir?”

 

Chester Williams

“I would want to think so, yes.”


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