Belizean fishermen held in Guatemala

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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016. 9:04 p.m. CST

9. CRIMEBy Aaron Humes: The Government of Belize has confirmed the ongoing detention of eight fishermen in Guatemala City.

The Guatemalan Navy states that the persons were detained when they were found disembarking from their vessel at the Punta Manabique Beach, Department of Izabal, Guatemala.

According to the Guatemalan Navy, seven of the eight individuals had in their possession Belizean fishing licenses, but no boat registration nor zarpe (a Guatemalan port authorization document).

The Guatemalan Navy has handed the individuals to Guatemalan Immigration officials and they were transported to Guatemala City for processing.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Belize Embassy staff in Guatemala, since receipt of this information early this afternoon, have confirmed the identities of those detained and have been in communication with the individuals to confirm they are in good health.

Government officials will continue to engage with Guatemalan and OAS representatives in this matter.

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One Response to Belizean fishermen held in Guatemala

  1. Marco Reply

    May 28, 2016 at 10:10 am

    THIS IS NO GAME !!
    SARSTOON IS LOST, NEXT TEMASH ETC. SO THIS IS NO GAME AT ALL, WE MUST BOYCOTT GUATEMALA NOW. I SEE THAT WE HAVE NO MAN POWER TO STOP THEM, BUT ATLEAST FOR THE TIME BEING WE CAN SEND A MESSAGE. BOYCOTT THEIR BUSINESS AND COMPLETELY STOP ENTERING THEIR COUNTRY.I AM SURE THAT THAT WILL DO A GREAT DIFFERENCE, THEY NEED US MORE THAN WE NEED THEM.
    MELCHOR AND GUATEMALA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE TO TRAVEL FOR BELIZEANS !!!
    MELCHOR AND GUATEMALA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE TO TRAVEL FOR BELIZEANS !!!
    MELCHOR AND GUATEMALA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE TO TRAVEL FOR BELIZEANS MELCHOR AND GUATEMALA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE TO TRAVEL FOR BELIZEANS !!!
    MELCHOR AND GUATEMALA IS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE TO TRAVEL FOR BELIZEANS !!!

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