CEO of Benque FreeZone Shot at

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There was a shooting incident in Benque Viejo Del Carmen earlier this morning involving the CEO of the Benque Viejo Free Zone, Al Satler. According to reports, Satler was heading to work sometime around 8:30 am in his private vehicle. Sitting in the passenger seat was 18 year old Guatemalan salesman Henrri Quiroa, a resident of San Benito Peten.  


Supt. Daniel Arzu– O.C Benque Viejo Police Stationvlcsnap-2015-05-15-11h59m58s39

“This morning, the police were called out to an area on the George price Area, between Benque Viejo and Belize Western Boarder.  Information received was that Mrs. Al Satler, the C.E.O of the Benque Viejo FreeZone, was heading to his work when they heard a crashing sound. Upon checking, he realized that his passenger, who was seated next to him, was injured. He took him to the Mopan Clinique in Benque Viejo and then subsequently to San Ignacio Communit Hospital.  he was later transferred to the Western Regional Hospital where he is undergoing medical treatment at this point in time.


Emanuel Pech – Plus TV Reporter

“What sort of injuries did he receive?”


Supt. Daniel Arzu

He received injuries to his right shoulder, the back and it seems that is is gunshot injuries.”


Police say the area where the incident happened is known for its high rate of illegal contraband activity and is an area frequently trafficked by both Belizeans and Guatemalans.  At this time, police have neither  suspect nor motive for this latest shooting incident. Investigations continue.

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