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Aragon says police doing all they can to combat crime

Posted: Friday, September 1, 2017. 8:41 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The month of August was a bloody one with 7 reported murders. Cabinet has not said much on the matter but when the media caught up with Minister of Police, Elodio Aragon, he was forced to comment. According to him, police are doing all they can to get a grip of the violence.”Every day the Belize Police Department looks at what is happening on the ground. We have to constantly be looking at what we are doing, what need to be improved upon and definitely every crime is a concern for us,” he said.

He added, “Every murder is a murder too many and definitely the police department and the ministry is always concern about crime. What I can tell you is that the situation I don’t know to what extent you called it a spike. If you look at our monthly statistics there is always a numbers of incidents that occurred on a monthly basis of course. We always have to be concern with these incidents and I can tell you one thing, we have the people on the ground, we have a number of the command at works.”

According to Aragon, there is no panacea in solving crime. He claimed that there will always be challenges controlling crime but police are putting mechanisms in place to deter criminality.

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