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Oct 25, 2021

Akeem Augustine Arrested in Placencia for the Murder of Ian Westby

Another suspect in the murder of Ian Westby was taken into police custody over the weekend after being arrested in Placencia.  Akeem Augustine, who is no stranger to law enforcement, was nabbed on the peninsula following an investigation into the shooting death of Westby which took place in Belize City last weekend. Augustine joins Leon Garcia who has also been charged for Westby’s murder.


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, BPD

“Over the weekend, CIB personnel arrested and charged Akeem Augustine in connection with Ian Augustine’s murder that took place over last weekend. Now Augustine will join another person that is already at Kolbe in connection with this same murder.  Investigators did their due diligence and it led to Augustine’s arrest.”



“He was found in Placencia?”


Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well according to the information that was sent to me. We don’t know if he was hiding there but he was found in that area.”



“What’s his official charge?”


Fitzroy Yearwood

“Murder a single charge.”

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