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Aug 21, 2023

Seven Alleged Mexican Hitmen Busted in Belize

A group of seven Mexican nationals was busted near a checkpoint Corozal over the weekend.  The men are believed to be hired guns sent to Belize by a Mexican cartel to take out a well-known drug dealer in Corozal District.  It’s a frightening scenario that proves the effortless infiltration of Belize’s northern border by criminal organizations operating in neighboring Quintana Roo.  Those men, who are in police custody at an undisclosed location, claim to be consultants entering the country to work on a road construction project.  It is believed, however, that they are affiliated with the Caborca cartel, a criminal outfit in southern Mexico.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Yesterday, the police were on operations within the northern districts, particularly Corozal, when their attention was drawn to a group of Mexican persons.  Those persons were detained by the police and taken to the Corozal Police Station where they were interviewed and later transported from Corozal to another police station in the country.  I’m not going to disclose which station they are currently at because you would know again, that that may pose some threat to police officers working within that particular station.  But again, for their personal safety and the safety of the police officers, we moved them to an undisclosed location at this time where they are currently being interviewed.  We have seen a number of information coming out of the Mexican press involving these individuals and I can assure you that we are working tirelessly to try and confirm or deny this information, but again we will remain vigilant along our northern borders, as we continue to have incursions with Mexicans, and likewise, the influences that the Mexican cartels may have on our locals within the northern districts.”



“Sir, is it a fact that they came here to do a hit on a well-known drug personality in the north?”


Chester Williams

“Well, what they are saying right now is that they are involved in some road consultancy.  I think it’s the project that is being run by UNDP, along with national traffic.  They allege that they own a construction company and are engaged in road consultancy.  Those information we are yet to confirm.  I don’t want to go ahead of myself to say things that we will not be able to substantiate later on.  So I will just end it by saying that the information coming out of the press in Chetumal is something we are looking at to ascertain if in fact they came for a particular individual and if either of them were recently involved in a shooting incident in Mexico, and finally, to see if they are members of the Caborca cartels that operate in the Quintana Roo area of Mexico.”

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