Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2021. 9:03 am CST.
By Aaron Humes: Police in the Cayo District are to lay charges on eighteen illegal immigrants and the men allegedly caught trying to smuggle them into and through Belize.
On Tuesday morning just before 11 a.m., police in operation on Paslow Falls Road near Benque Viejo Town, Cayo District stopped and searched two vehicles.
One was a white Chevy Equinox which was driven by Reynaldo Alberto Vellos, 43-year-old, of a Belmopan address; the search resulted in the discovery of eight persons believed to be illegal immigrants in the vehicle. The second vehicle was a black Ford Escape which was being driven by Hector Alias Sanchez, a 38-year-old, Belizean of a Belmopan address. Searches resulted in the discovery of ten persons believed to be illegal immigrants in the vehicle.
Both vehicles were impounded at the station, and all persons were detained pending charges for Immigration offenses.
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