“The stash of weapons and ammo may-be enough to destabilize a country, or take over a small nation.”
On Thursday, August 24, 2023, at about 9:30 a.m., a joint operation was conducted between Belize Customs and the Belize Police.
As a result, the team discovered a carton box that was shipped through a local shipping agency from an alleged address in Miami, USA, to a local address in Belize City. Upon inspection of the carton box, the team discovered one
(1) Canik 9X19 TP9 SF pistol along with two (2) magazines; one (1) black CZ P-10 C Pistol along with two (2) magazines; one (1) Smith and Wesson M&P 9 Shield Plus Pistol along with two (2) magazines; one (1) Draco Cal 7.62x39mm along with one (1) long magazine; one (1) FILA shoes box containing (boxes each containing twenty (20) 7.62×39 rounds of ammunition; twelve (12) plastic containers each containing twenty (20) 7.62×39 rounds of ammunition; four (4) boxes each containing fifty (50) 5.56×45 rounds of ammunition; two (2) boxes each containing one-hundred (100) 9mm rounds of ammunition and one (1) single 7.62×39 round of ammunition.
The firearms and ammunition were sealed, labeled, and deposited as exhibits. The police are investigating.
The minister of ‘Blue Economy & Aviation ‘Andre Perez’ has requested a ‘Leave of Absence’ from cabinet. The news broke this morning Monday, August 21st. when the Government issued a statement indicating that the prime minister has accepted a request from minister Perez.
These developments stem from an allegation of sexual misconduct that is alleged by attorney ‘Wendy Auxillou’ who has worked in the ministry of ‘Blue Economy & Civil Aviation’ as legal council.
Since the allegations surfaced, Perez has indicated that the relationship was consensual; and has alleged that ‘Wendy Auxillou’ has attempted to extort monies from him, and gain favor to get ‘highly-questionable’ land document transactions expedited with assistance from him.
initial details of ‘Wendy Auxillou’s complaint is, reportedly a nude photo she says was sent to her by Perez. ( funny caricature )
The government’s statement said: “During his leave of absence, an investigation will be conducted into the recent allegations against Minister Perez. At the conclusion of the investigation, the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs will advise the Prime Minister on whether there has been any actionable wrongdoing.
During Minister Perez’s leave of absence, his portfolio duties will be temporarily reassigned to the Prime Minister.”
Well informed sources within the Briceno administration have commented that . . . ‘the ‘Leave of Absence’ by Perez was not voluntary, and that other members of the administration should let this be an alert to them, that ‘young-honey-pots and old-hens’ can take them down”.
On Monday August 21st. GoB released the following statement.
Another fatal traffic accident happened in Orange Walk on the Philip Goldson Hwy. at the Mameyal Curve. At the time of this news post we know that on Saturday morning August 19th. in the vicinity of mile 65 on the Philip Goldson Hwy. a motorcycle collided head-on with a white SUV.
The victims were on a motorcycle traveling towards Orange Walk and at the ‘Mameyal-Curve’ the accident claimed the lives of 27 year old Alex Mejia and his brother-in-law ‘Carlos Novelo.’
Research indicates that at least 7 fatal accidents have occurred at the Mameyal-Curve, in the past 5 years. The Mameyal-Curve is a section of the Philip Goldson Hwy. a few miles north of Orange Walk Town.
In May of 2022 the Ministry of Infrastructure (MIDH) inaugurated the new works completed, which is part of the ‘Remate Bypass Project’, which includes the rebuilding of many sections of the Philip Goldson Hwy. and some redesign that was intended to make the Mameyal-Curve section safer.