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Nov 5, 2021

Commendations for Four Brave Lawmen

Tonight, the Belize Police Department is tasked with investigating its own, as it is believed that a trio of officers was directly involved with the landing and discharging of the aircraft.  The quantity of drugs that was seized in southern Belize is under heavy police guard as a probe is underway to determine the extent of the collusion.  But there are also commendations for the bravery of the four officers from Intermediate Southern Formation who attempted to intercept the drug runners.  Commissioner of Police Chester Williams shares additional details.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Our investigation into this matter continues.  At this time we are in the process of processing the drugs and processing those persons who are in custody, trying to tie the pieces together with a view to ensure that we can levy charges against those who are responsible for this plane landing. I have to commend those four officers in particular who were the first on the scene and who, despite being under heavy power and being outmanned, they were still able to try and make an interception.  And again, the team that responded in support of them from Dangriga and Independence again, they too helped tremendously in ensuring that we were able to sterilize the area until additional backup arrived. While we do celebrate the fact that we were able to intercept this load, there is also the disappointment to have found out that police officers are involved.  That is extremely disheartening and disappointing and I want to assure the public that I am going to leave no stone unturned to make sure that those police officers who are implicated, that they are dealt with to the full extent of the law.  We are not going to over up or condone their behavior.  They put themselves in a certain position and they will face the consequences of their action.”

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