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Nov 4, 2009

Gulf Hotel claims police harassment

Story PictureThere are also allegations of harassment against the owners of the Gulf Hotel near mile two on the Northern Highway. Son of the proprietors, Alfonso Sun, visited our studios today irate that at least seven cops dressed in casual wear and brandishing weapons entered the hotel and his home through the back gate. His girlfriend and baby were the only ones present at the time. According to Sun, the officers were allegedly in search of millions of U.S. dollars and drugs that were allegedly hidden inside the premises. Sun says that his family is trying to make a living and that the cops are simply trying to hustle them. This is not the first reported attempt and he says nothing has come out of the previous incidents.

Alfonso Sun, Son, Owner of Gulf Hotel
“Before last two weeks, they are some police that came to our hotel at two, three in the morning and run upstairs and they noh go by the office, nothing. And they just go and knock on customer door and look like they try to hustle from somebody. After my ma find out they are upstairs and my ma ask them what they want and they say that they are looking for somebody and something. But they come like two three in the morning.”

Duane Moody
“But what is it that they are looking for?”

Alfonso Sun
“I have no idea but yesterday me and my ma were heading to Chetumal and on the way when we reach before Boom, I get a call from my gial and my gial tell me how seven police came to my house and want search my house with warrant with my name.”

Duane Moody
“But what are they searching for? I do believe you’re saying they are looking for drugs and money. Do you have that in your place?”

Alfonso Sun
“We don’t have it. they bring warrant saying we have millions of U.S. Dollars inside my room and also I have cocaine and thing like that. Soon Christmas coming and they are trying to find their problems and they want get some money or something like that.”

Duane Moody
“So you’re saying that they are trying to hustle money.”

Alfonso Sun
“Yes they are trying to hustle. They came before too, the past two three years, they came like five six in the morning also and wake up all customer and lock up customer in the room and try to hustle their money.”

Sun says he will again make a report to the Internal Affairs of the Police Department.

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