Guatemalan Gold Panner Detained

vlcsnap-2015-10-21-20h10m23s140Joint forces have captured a Guatemalan gold panner in Belizean territory. On the 15th of October, 35 year old Eliseo Che Mucu was found approximately 7 kilometers inside Belize in the Chiquibul National Park.  Authorities searched his camp and 3 vials containing what is believed to be gold were found. His camp was located by the river, where he and two other men were digging the river bed looking for gold. Those two men escaped. This is the second time that Mucu has been arrested by the Belizean authorities in the Ceibo Chico area while illegally gold panning. Mucu was charged for illegal entry and defacing a natural feature in a National Park.

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