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Apr 4, 2011

Possible suspect detained for questioning

Doug Singh

Before five o’clock this afternoon, when the protest had subsided, a suspect was taken to court in connection with the murders of the Chinese grocers as they stood inside their businesses on Kings Street and Fabers Road. A nine millimeter handgun and ten rounds of ammo were found shortly after and they are believed to have been used in the murders.  Eighteen year old John Cayetano was charged for the Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. This afternoon Minister of Police Doug Singh spoke on the measures being taken as well as the progress being made in their investigations.

Doug Singh, Minister of Police

“We had a total of thirty-five police officers that were deployed from Belmopan in the streets of Belize.  We had an additional officers, eighteen persons from various districts countrywide who formed a part of the support base in Belize during that period.  I make this point ladies and gentlemen and members of the media because it is as a result of the increase presence on the street that we were able to apprehend two individuals and got what we believed to be two guns that were committed in two of those murders over the weekend.  In one case the gang unit was quick and they responded within fifteen minutes and was able to detain the individual and found the firearm.  In the case of the latter murder of the Chinese lady there was also a speedy response that also realized an individual, a suspect whom I believe has been identified in a lineup parade today and also the weapon that we believe to have been involved in that murder.”

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6 Responses for “Possible suspect detained for questioning”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Great job, hoped all those I(s) were dotted & T(s) crossed but I would like to see the same vigilance with all murders.

  2. maggie says:

    Doug Singh, Minister of Police

    “We had a total of thirty-five police officers that ……….. involved in that murder.”

    Friendly advice: Take your Chief Executive Officer with you and have him make statements to the media on tactical operations. Establish him in the chain of command and in the thick of things and stop treating him as your Chief Administrative Officer. Fix that first then we can talk about the rest.

  3. rod says:

    useless impotent gov. and pm and minister of defence and minister of police resign barrow resignnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn you and your gov. are worthless.

  4. Elgin Martinez says:

    The carnage in the Jewel continues while Mr Barrow and Dough Singh keep bsing.

  5. superman says:

    give him to the chinese for questioning

  6. ReVoLuTiOn says:

    I’m glad to see them stepping up on this one. I really am. But what about the other murders? Use the same energy to solve them! We are all Belizeans. Maybe if there were more protest other cases would be handled differently.

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