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Jan 16, 2012

Guatemala busts Belize contraband sugar

According to a report in Prensa Libre, this past Saturday, Guatemalan police confiscated a sizeable amount of contraband sugar. The police stopped the vehicle, shown in this photograph, transporting one hundred and forty sacks of contraband sugar originating from Belize. The bust took place at a check point near the village of Paxcaman; the vehicle carried license plates C-199 and the value of the sugar was placed at around twenty-five thousand dollars. The driver of the truck, twenty-two year old Víctor Manuel Osorio Sarceño, told the police he did not have exportation permits nor receipts of purchase. The driver also said that the sugar had been bought in San Ignacio, Cayo and was destined for Santa Elena and San Benito in Guatemala. The truck and the sugar were confiscated.

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10 Responses for “Guatemala busts Belize contraband sugar”

  1. Demetrios Fauskein says:

    So we must go to Guatemala to buy clean sugar there and the dirty sugar yes we can buy here, right?

  2. Demetrios Fauskein says:

    At which border did that cross?
    Did the customs had to close one eye to let it pass?
    About how much did it cost to clean sugar boys for customs to close one eye?
    Things di happen inna mi country but we noh know all weh di happen!!!

  3. Lucas says:

    I read this news last week in La Prensa. I thought it was not news in Belize. I would not be surprised if MONTERO is recieving mordidas.

  4. Earl Grey says:


  5. belizeanpride says:

    this trucks go through the el pilar area and it seems that nobody cares until now. so many times these trucks even pass full with cows and pigs very late at around 9pm through santa elena enroute to el pilar by bullet tree road but law seems to not even blink about what’s going on. several time i’ve seen these truck heading that way and late. if the law rethinks good by then hours no custom officer is working at that time. so where else do they pass, to even make things worse they carry around bze license plates. very interesting but law seems to ignore these things. someone some where is doing the big cash flow what seems untouched by the law. very interesting to have some track them and find where they come from and where they go through but who’s gonna do that? the law or us the civilians? i believe the law supposeto do it but if they don’t care what do we expect.

  6. blackberry says:

    Shame on Belizean authories, it took Guatemalan authories to discover what is passing through Belize`s borders.

  7. Anita says:

    Nothing strange to Belize, why do you think CUSTOMS OFFICERS HAVE NICE FANCY RIDES, FROM THEIR SALARIES???

  8. westsidecitizen says:

    i agree. they have the cleanest ride and nices houses.

  9. rickie says:

    i deh with belizean pride they pass through bullet tree and there they make a stop at the POLICE STATION and BDF THERE SHAME ON THEM TO PAY….for the pass and go through Calla creek area and out in a whole there the same grader passed when it was stolen. and they say they have paper that are legal from livestock producers that they are allowed to through the back….some serious investigation shud be done in this matter.

  10. Belizean says:

    there is several truck loads of sugar per week being loaded on guatemalan trucks and we have reported it to the police and were told by the police they can’t do nothing about it .
    this is clean sugar and we have to eat the fiber sugar that really sucks.
    to go in the el pilar road in bullet tree you have to pass the police station where there is always police or BDF watching who or what goes in that road. these guatemalan trucks don’t even stop there they know what the fee is to export stuff without any paperwork, so they just roll the cash and put the cash in a plastic coke or water bottle and throw it out while they pass . to one person that i reported that i had seen a guatemalan truck being loaded with sugar i got this answer back: you can’t do nothing about it because they all work for montero.
    Its a shame .

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