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Feb 22, 2021

ComPol Chester Williams on Piracy

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has taken an active interest in the incident on Lark Caye and visited Christian Gusenbauer while he recovers in his hospital bed.  Aside from gathering valuable information from the victim, ComPol Williams shared that along with personnel from the Belize Coast Guard and the Fisheries Department, operations have been carried out to address the issue of coastal piracy in southern Belize.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“There are three groups involved. One of the groups that we dealt with last week, they were charged with the various fisheries offenses and then they were also charged with being a member of a gang under the crime control and criminal justice act and many of them were remanded to prison on Friday. But we have two other groups that we believe are operating within the area and they frequent the Stann Creek District and Honduras. So it would appear that whenever they do their crime, whatever they would steal, they take to Honduras in exchange for guns and drugs and then they come back to Belize.”


ComPol Williams says that he is lobbying to obtain a boat for the police department to assist with patrols in the area.

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