Five charged for threatening to kill police officers

Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2016. 12:45 p.m. CST

belize-policeBy BBN Staff: After detaining two Hispanic males in the Planting Patch Area of Benque Viejo Town on March 12th for un-customed goods, a pair of police officers were ambushed by nine persons who threatened to kill them with machetes and rocks.

The officers reported that a Hispanic female along with a group of eight males approached them, demanding the release of the two detained men and when they refused, they were surrounded by the persons who shouted in Spanish “let’s kill the police, it’s only two of them”.

One officer pulled out his service .38 revolver and instructed the group to stop but they continued to shout threats in Spanish until backup arrived and they quickly fled the area. Yesterday an operation was launched which led to the arrest of five persons that were a part of the angry mob.

29-year-old Merari Lopez, 46-year-old Santos Osorio, 35-year-old Herson Lopez, 28-year-old Julio Portillo and 30-year-old Mirahim Lopez, all of Churchill Street were charged for ‘aggravated assault’ and ‘threatening words’.

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