Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018. 3:35 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: United States Embassy’s Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Deborah Lingwood, told the media this week that the illegal drug trade and the apparent participation by some Belizean authorities in the trade is a problem for both countries.
She also noted that some law enforcement agents are excluded from certain programs that the US Government hosts because they are known violators of human rights.
The issue of corruption with respect to the drug trade came out in the USDS report where the USDS highlights that Belize’s anti-drug trafficking efforts are hindered by “corruption, insufficient investigative capacity, an ineffective judicial sector, and a lack of political will.”
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