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United States Embassy hands over a donation of tactical equipment to Belize Police Department

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Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2021. 1:49 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma: Today, the U.S. Embassy in Belize handed over tactical equipment and gear to the Belize Police Department Mobile Interdiction Team (MIT) in Belmopan.

The equipment, valued at over $27,000 USD, was donated by the U.S. International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

Present at the handover were U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, and MIT Commander Jefferie Garbiel.

The Belize Police Department Mobile Interdiction Team is an INL-assisted specialized unit that plays an integral role in Belize’s efforts against transnational criminal organizations.

 “This donation of tactical equipment by the Government of the United States underscores our nation’s firm commitment to supporting Belize as it seeks to protect its national borders and combat international criminal activity,” Chargé Gilges stated,

The donation included tactical gear, uniforms, and other equipment, which will enhance the MIT’s future interdiction efforts.

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