NEMO assists flood victims in Toledo
August 29, 2018
Statistical Institute of Belize: Cost of Living was up in July
August 29, 2018

Ministry of National Security denies allegations of state involvement in narcotics trade

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018. 2:15 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday a social media post went viral after it released purported coordinates of clandestine airstrips in Belize that are used exclusively for air crafts suspected to be in the drug trade.

Subsequent posts by this same user alleged that several Belizean Ministers, as well as senior ranking officials inside the Belize Police Department, have been facilitating these narcotics transaction.

The profile purports to be that of Vincent Edward Martinez, who is the brother of Port Loyola Area Representative, Anthony “Boots” Martinez, however, the actual identity of the user behind the profile is unconfirmed.

Today, the Ministry of National Security issued a statement refuting the accuracy of the coordinates and further denied the involvement of any government or police officer in the narcotics trade.

The statement said that in March 2017 an aircraft landed in northern Belize. However, shortly after it was burnt.

Yet, a search of the burnt remains by a team of National Security Personnel led to the discovery of a notebook containing coordinates.

The statement continues that in addition to the book, several other landing equipment were found along with evidence not disclosed to the public so as to not compromise investigations.

“The investigation into this and other landings are still ongoing and have not revealed the involvement of any police officers or government officials,” said the statement.

In closing, it said that the Belize Police Department “may have an idea” of who was behind the landing of the plane last March, however, authorities do not have sufficient evidence to lay charges.

© 2018, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *