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Oct 5, 2012

Visas, Visas, Visas! Hezbollah, Nepal and China

Following the alleged Hezbollah associate Rafic Labboun’s receipt of a Belizean passport in the name of Wilhelm Dyck, the Ministry of Immigration had temporarily closed the Passport Office in Belize City. After the Hezbollah passport scandal became an international media event, other incidences have come to light. Human trafficking involving natives of Nepal has been uncovered to be simultaneously occurring before and after the Hezbollah incident. According to official documents, the Nepalese nationals have all claimed their trips to Belize were sponsored by the owner of the Bismillah Store in Cayo. But the Bismillah guests have not returned to their country of origin. All that is known is that the man who picked them up at the airport has been identified as Kashif Raza Ali Jaffery, a naturalized Belizean from Pakistan who acted as an agent of his uncle, Khalid Mahmood of Bismillah Store. But there is another group that is also following a similar pattern. A resident of Santa Elena identified as Zebo Liang makes regular pickups of Chinese nationals at the airport. On September twenty-third, twenty-six year old Shu Bin Zhao, twenty-five year old Huan Wang, twenty-eight year old Xiao Mo Zheng and twenty-seven year old Lun Qin Lin, all arrived on TACA flight 414 and left with the Santa Elena resident. Five days later, on Friday September twenty-eighth, Ziang picked up thirty year old Zhou Qin Ni, twenty-one year old Bin Bin Liu, twenty-one year old Jin Qing Zhao, and thirty-seven year old Yiain Chen, who also came on a TACA flight.


They all had single entry visas that were issued in Belmopan. The policies of the Immigration Department dictate that in the absence of a Belize Embassy, a visitor to Belize would then go to a British Embassy which would facilitate the process of receiving a visa. No one has ever explained how foreigners who have never stepped a foot into the country can travel from as far away as Guang Zhou, China with Belmopan visas already stamped in their passports. A larger group of thirteen Chinese nationals arrived this week using the Havana, Cuba route, that was closed down during a previous immigration scandal when plane loads of Asians trying to reach the U.S. were intercepted. The group arrived on October third on AeroCaribe flight 848. The tourist visas, of course, were all issued from the Immigration Department in Belmopan. Most of the visas were issued in September this year.

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27 Responses for “Visas, Visas, Visas! Hezbollah, Nepal and China”

  1. bushy says:


  2. NY says:

    Bze is so !******corrupt that it will end up as a fail state; and the sad part is that Bze was once the only real paradise on earth. A few people in power are gaming the system while the majority of the population is suffering. People from around the country have to come together and protest in front of the PM’s office and demand drastic changes in how the country conducts it’s business.

  3. Truthbetold says:

    Something seriously wrong with our Immigration. For years this has been going on and our useless officials cover each other and fill their own pockets at the expense of our country. Either the heads of these departments are downright ignorant or on the take or both.
    When I go to get a passport renewal I get the usual run around however my partner who has lived in this country for ten years legally and contributes to the economy gets nothing but bureaucratic bsh and the run around every time she goes there. When she applied for a permanent residency a few years ago, it took no less than 10 visits and every time the rude officer behind the counter would come up with some other excuse or requirement which was not on the original list of requisites.
    This is not unique to her case, I have spoken with many other foreigners who create employment and bring their money to invest in this country and pay taxes and it is the same story over and over of being given the run around by these useless officials who think that their sh#t don’t stink. Does one have to start flashing blue notes to get the wheels to start grinding?
    It appears this is how the illegal Lebanese, Pakistani’s and Chinese get preferential treatment and get such a quick turnaround time, for expediting their papers, as I doubt it is because of the love for these people which makes these low life’s get off their backsides so quickly.
    Another sore point is how come all the illegal aliens from Guatemala manage to get their citizenship so quickly when there is an election coming up just so they can vote for the incumbent party, this points to both the officials and the corrupt politicians as well.
    These same officials should be charged for treason selling passports to international terrorists and the whole department should be ashamed of themselves for the scum that they have become through their actions.
    Check out what a Immigration officer earns and then go and see their fancy house/s and rides .. $1 + $1 does not equal $100. Time for the FIU to start investigating them and bring them to book.
    We hear all the hot air about this or that investigation, into the deals that are exposed by the press, amazingly never by the department itself, but have you ever see anyone ever prosecuted for these offenses?? Dream on, they are either all too stupid or all involved.
    PS: What ever happened to all the “Japanese” tourists who flew into the PG Airport at night on numerous occasions? More importantly were any officials ever charged?

  4. Rod says:

    Man this pm and gov. Need to go to jail jail why is no one in jail they are giving away our country left and right I guess no one cares about their country anymore only about the almighty dollar this to me is worse than committing murder this is plain treason unu damm belizeans Betta wake the f up and see what’s going on in this country this pm and gov. The thief outright in your face thief and then tell unu they no k if unu know its time now for the revolution to start. Great job. Channel five now you have to press the minister of national security and the pm on this matter and why is their is no one in jail why . Also you must press this pm on all these murders in the country what is he doing for it also while your at it tell him the good citizens of this country is calling for his resignation resign barrow resign you are a total total failure at your job.

  5. air says:

    now the thugs of the grand thug Dean Barrow, will cliam another fake victory by saying ooohhhhh well we dicovered a ring of visa mafia hahahahahahahahah

  6. Uncle Benji says:

    I was at a traffic light waiting for it to change to green, when this guy comes from behind with his vehicle and slammed into mine.

    After one thousand apologies, he finally coughed up his identification papers, while he explained to me that he was not familiar with the rules of the road. His English pronounciation was awful, and it was definitely not Creole.

    The idiot produced identification documents that identified him as a Belizean. His name? Rami Mostaffa Al Massri. Because he had Belizean documents, I did not call the police. His insurance documents turned out to be fake documents.

    I will let you figure out the rest.

    Belizeans our soveriegnity is for sale. The Dean Barrow administration and its cohorts will go down in history as the most corrupt, ineffective Belizean administration ever.

    If you support Dean Barrow’s administration in any form or fashion, consider yourself a low life Belizean traitor.

  7. dunfedup says:

    Keep holding the fire under this administration. Maybe, just maybe something will crack loose and ministers will be forced to resign. Shaming them into it using their conscience doesn’t seem to work. Need to waterboard a few minister to find the truth.

  8. Storm says:

    Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency CREATED THE MUYRDEROUS Taliban. Pakistan is the worst terrorist country, in terms of numbers on Earth.

    Why are these Pakistani human traffickers, with terrorist ties, allowed to remain walking free among us, continuing to ply their dangerous criminal enterprise?

    I want GSU to search every stick that they own, and to detain them all for harsh questioning. Letting hardcore scum operate in the Jewel is what is destroying our nation.

  9. Al says:

    Just when you think it cannot get any worse, it does. Whats next. It is time for prosecution to take place. In Phoenix Arizona a politician is awaiting sentencing for taking bribes and funneling money to his family. Another politician was sentenced to twenty seven years in prison for using his position for personal gain. This is exactly what needs to happen in Belize, let these people pay the consequences.

  10. Genotu Rembiuos says:


  11. Carrie123 says:

    We need to kick all these foreigners out of our country Belize. Mr. Prime Minister we need to crack down on our immigration policies. Who knows what types of terrorist groups these people could be affiliated with? If this continues, before you know it Belizeans will have no rights on our own land. Our beaches and prime land are already own by foreigners because of the GREED displayed by both political parties. Belizeans let’s wake up and take back what is rightfully ours!

  12. ghost says:

    Now the thugs of GSU will claim no fake victory , the private army of the grand thug Dean Barrow is hiding, hiisssssssssss do not come out , they are looking hahahahaha

  13. Ah Mi Tell Unu! says:

    Ah Mi Dun Tell Unu ALL ah dis wah happen!

  14. Sports Fan says:

    Well, it will not be a surprise to many once Yim Saan name will come up. You should check all the government meetings that are held on a weekly basis at Yim Saan’s conference room in belmopan.

  15. Gloria says:

    This corruption is not only common in Immigration but in all areas and these culprits are all ahving and enjoying a good life since money is involved. Immigration Officers and Custom Officers are the principals of the corruption mafia. Is Mr Prime Minister blind not seeing how many material things these officers have in terms of $$, Cars, Houses, etc etc. Do not give a blind eye. Wake up Belize.

  16. BMNJ says:

    As long as corruption and the love of money continues, the influx of Asians, terrorist, etc… continues. They have the money and corrupted officers in immigration dept. have greed and the excessive LOVE for the almighty dollar.

  17. Al says:

    Who knows what kind of terrorist cell has been formed and is operating in Belize. Barrow has let this thing get so far out of hand, he has absolutely no idea how to change it, or control it. The people he surrounds himself with have no clue either. I truly hope that America is watching this horrific mess unfold. I believe that there are plans and plots that is being formed right there in Belize that could very well target the US, no facts just saying.

    Uncle Benji talked about his experience with the accident, you and I both know that someone took a payoff for those fake papers. For a few dollars people just don’t stop to think how many lives they put at risk. People they have not even met could be in danger, not to mention the country and Belizeans, becasue when it comes right down to it these Arabs or Pakistanis don’t care about anybody who is not like them or one of them. That kind of people just assume blow you away when you are no longer of use to them, and heaven help the country if they decide to join forces with the gangs and pay them a little more than the salary the PM is paying, you can kiss freedom goodbye, Communism would look better than what these people are capable of doing.
    Please America open your eyes, I hope Harold Hurtt from the US Home Land Security, is keeping his pulse on Belize and how these cells may be using the borders. It is so sad to see what has become of my country.

  18. Santiago P Burgos says:

    Just go to show how much freedom Belizeans have and how much other people would like to have it,please treat them good. You don’t know how bad life is unless u were there.

  19. souseh says:

    This most corrupt PM and his money grabbing “ministers” have led the country of Belize along with its reputation to the slums. Shameless ………..!!

  20. Maria Marshall says:

    Don’t blame the foreigners, the blame lies with the corrupted Belizeans who sell their souls for selfish gains with absolutely no thoughts for Belizeans or future generations of Belize.

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  22. Truth says:

    this is all that happens. we comment and comment mean while the government still continues to do it and no one is arrested or held responsible .

    Channel 5 please push more so that an answer is received and something is done about it. Cause our blood pressure goes higher and our anger deepens but nothing is done by those who have the authority to do so.

  23. star says:

    Bismilla’s Store has been a landmark in San Ignacio….why are the people there mum about this?

  24. raul guevara says:

    someone should check Mr, Danilo Chuc at the Belize embassy in Cuba. When he was First secretary at the embasy the first sacandal of chinese immigrants broke out. Then the Chuc brothers started to buy buses by the pair. Now he is back in cuba and we have pakistanis coming to Belize

  25. crazysmurf says:

    somebody should talk to Bismillah bout this !@…$

  26. bush says:

    What happened to the chiney by FFB headquarters, he is big friend with Saldivar! Im sure he know bout this.

  27. leon leon says:

    Our people are crying out to save our country.We are crying from North, South, East and West. No one seems to hear our cries. Since our leaders and appointed officials seem not to be of any concern IN relation to this story, maybe it’s time for us to cry out to the US Ambassador, Mr. Vivani Thummalapally. Sir, we know one of the purpose of an ambassador is to WORK FOR PEACE. “One of the cornerstone of foreign diplomatic missions is to work for peace. This task sometimes grow into a fight against world terrorism, the drug trade, international bribery and human trafficing. These activities are important and sensative and are usually carried out in coordination with the Defense Ministry of the state and the Head of the Nation i.e. The President or The Prime Minister.”
    We do not know the intent of these people coming into Belize. We do not want them to create a “hell” for us and the rest of the world. We are crying out loudly – please hear our cries – DO SOMETHING to stop this illegal bribery game that our officials are playing. SOMEONE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE- BRING THESE SLIME BAGS to justice in front of Belize, the country they have turned traitors on. How deep will we allow our own leaders and officials to bury our country in corruption? How far will we allow our own people to flood our country with foreigners whose background is not even known nor checked! What kind of operating government does Belize have besides being corrupted?
    Our very own people had problems trying to stand on the street to sell their products they laboured under the hot sun, and proudly brought their harvest of peppers and beans to sell – trying to make an honest dollar to buy a loaf of bread or a pair of tennis shoes for a child in school, they were denied the opportunity to stand and sell freely on the street sides. Yet, the illegals who are sheltered by our Immigration officers and our government are opening a fry chicken stand on every street, stores on every block and supermarkets in all the towns and in our cities. Who cares about the Belizeans (true Belizeans) not the ones that have bought their way in and have been given citizenship through the corruption of bribery – not those.
    Mr. Ambassador – please sir help our country. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. We cannot allow Belize to be taken over by evil people. We know where these people are coming from and what they are capable of doing. HELP BELIZE – HELP BELIZE – HELP BELIZE.

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