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Dec 23, 2021

PM on Tackling Narcos

John Briceño

During his address to the soldiers at the annual B.D.F. luncheon at Price Barracks on Wednesday, Prime Minister John Briceño spoke about combating narco-traffickers who continue to use Belize as a transhipment point for drugs from South America. Aside from the economy, crime, and jobs, it is one of the issues that bother the PM the most.


Prime Minister John Briceño

“What worries me about it is not so much that we do not have the ability to be able to go after then, but simply because of the amount of money that they have and that how it would be so easy for them to take us over if we are not careful. When we look at what has happened to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, where they have declared war against these drug lords, thousands of lives have been lost, billions of dollars have been spent – something that we don’t have. But what I believe that we have that is different from those other countries is that because we are small, we have that real love for one another, love for our country and it is something that we know together that there is no force on earth that can break us. Once we keep that in mind, that what we are doing is for the future of our children that we are going to continue to do the exemplary work that our soldiers are doing here at the B.D.F. camp.”

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