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Apr 24, 2014

Cabanas family threatened with their lives for million-dollar ransom

There is another case of extortion to report on in Orange Walk, and this one is really frightening. News Five understands that the Cabanas family, which owns a large thrift and used clothing store, is the target of a death threat, delivered in truly grisly fashion.  We’ve been able to confirm that the threat was received about two weeks ago via a video delivered to the daughter of the Cabanas family at their store in an unmarked envelope. The video allegedly shows a masked man who addresses Sara Cabanas in Spanish. That man demands payment of one million dollars, or the members of the Cabanas family will be killed one by one. And to make the point crystal clear, we are told that three persons – two men and a woman- are decapitated on the video to demonstrate how serious the threat is. Late this evening we also received information that the man identified himself as a member of ‘Los Zetas,’ considered the most dangerous and violent crime syndicate in Mexico. News Five has not been able to obtain a copy of the video, but we are told that it is extremely disturbing. The family certainly took it seriously, and turned to the Police for help days after receiving the video. Today, we were unable to get more details from the Police, who told us only that they are dealing with the matter. We understand that Sara Cabanas has continued to receive threats on her cell phone from an international number, and the family has been under Police guard.

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7 Responses for “Cabanas family threatened with their lives for million-dollar ransom”

  1. the voice says:

    Thats what we need now. Whats next? Politicians shot? (I hope so) and not inocent people. The only conection that I think this leads to is someone that is in mexican jail (el cereso) is talking about people that have money in Belize. It is very easy to think who it is. Just look back in the news a year ago in Feb. Drug bust in Chetumal. I hope I am wrong. If not a lot of people will be target. If they are really zetas because they have a lot of wannabee.

  2. Been There and Done That says:

    The Zetas need to target the politicians.

    They are the ones with all the big money.

  3. cayorez says:

    Zetas should go after Erwin Contreras, he has over $100 million stuffed away now, all off the backs of the Belizean people.

  4. Karina says:

    Drug money i’m sure. Dirty business gone bad, now they are after them.

  5. Belizean Pride says:

    I believe if this is true let he gov. have D.E.A or FBI look into this cause this is nothing good for the country if we’ll be having Mexicans harassing Belizeans now. these kinds of harassment only use to be from cartels from Mexico and most of the videos would be published on one web call Blog del which no longer is available since the person controlling it was threatened and had to flee the country according to news reports from abroad.

  6. esmeralda says:

    @ karina jus to let u knw dat this family is a well known family in ow. Everybodt knws how hard they work. No dirty business in dis shyt. Its jus lazy assholes trying to get wat ppl work hard for.

  7. Belizean Citizen says:

    yea…..dat must be drug money……business gan bad…..zetas will not just threatened u for such huge amount of money just like dat. no to envy but look at the family’s business…..from night to the next day…..they built a huge business place!!!!

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