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Aug 27, 2020

Santa Cruz Contrabandista Caught; Will Face Full Extent of the Law

Walter Morales

The cops have been in pursuit of border jumpers and contrabandistas to minimize the risk of COVID-19.  As you know, government has amended the law to impose a prison term of a year on anyone caught in the illegal activities.  Police have been operating and monitoring border communities where contrabandistas continue to ply their trade.  On Tuesday night, around seven o’clock in Santa Cruz in the Orange Walk District, police intercepted and ceased a canoe with contraband items.  Three men were unloading the canoe with the goods that came from the Mexican side.  But when police moved in, two of the men fled in nearby bushes and police were able to detain a third man. He is thirty-nine-year-old Walter Morales as seen in this photo. Morales, who is a village resident, has been placed in quarantine and thereafter will face the full force of the new law.  He is likely to be the first person to be prosecuted under the new law.

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