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Breaking News: Soldiers involved in shootout near Caracol

Belize Defence Force Soldiers

Posted: Saturday, March 5, 2016. 2:32 am CST.

Posted: Saturday, March 5, 2016. 2:32 a.m. CST

Belize Defence Force Soldiers

Belize Defence Force Soldiers

By BBN Staff: Reports reaching our newsroom are that yesterday morning, members of the Belize Defense Force were engaged in a shootout with a group of Guatemalan poachers near the Caracol Archaeological Site in the Cayo District.

Unconfirmed reports are that one of the Guatemalan poacher was injured and is in custody of the Belize Defense Force.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

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  1. Pablo says:

    What kind of pouch? A burlap sack? I did not know there were marsupials in the BDF… Were the pouchers POACHING animals or woods?

  2. Bernard Adolphus says:

    whats the difference Pablo they were found with in Belize commence firing at the patrol, the BDf patrol return fire ‘as a result a Guatemalan “poacher” was shot.the BDf need to be commended for not taking the life of the poachers,if it was on the flip side a BDf soldier would have been kill.Pablo your comment seems a bit sarcastic, non the less well done BDf,your life was at stake and in danger hence reason you protected the location and defended your patrol,your performance was good.i trust that the authorities will incarcerate this offender.and commend the Patrol for its positive action.

  3. Perdix says:

    One continuous road along the Guat border with drone patrol, and about a 1000 more AK-47’s should achieve needed diplomacy.

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