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Jun 24, 2020

Border Jumper Caught in Belize City

Chester Williams

A Mexican woman, believed to have illegally entered the country last week, was caught in Belize City on Tuesday morning.  Twenty-five-year-old Angela Soto lives in La Union in Mexico and reportedly has family here in Belize. The Ministry of Health is currently conducting contact tracing. Health officials received word that she was being housed by her Belizean boyfriend on Mahogany Street where a team of police officers searched. According to reports, Soto entered Belize via Botes where she hopped on a motorcycle with her boyfriend and drove to Belize City.  Border jumpers continue to be a threat to the safety of the Belizean public and today Police Commissioner Chester Williams was asked about it.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“If they entered the country illegally from the north I don’t understand how they would be in Belize City unless if the police would had received information after the fact meaning  that they were not captured when entering the country. In situation like those what will normally happen is that the Ministry of Health would be contacted. They would go and do the relevant interview with a view to establish when these persons came in and to see if they had been exposed to the possibility of contracting the virus. Where that is done and it is discovered that they may have entered illegally or came in contact with persons who may have the potential of having the virus then the Ministry of Health then direct that they would go into quarantine.”


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