Guatemalans continue panning for gold in Belize’s Chiquibul Forest

Six Guatemalan nationals are in Police custody after they were caught early on Thursday panning for Gold in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. The men could not provide any proof of legal entry into the country but identified themselves as Guatemalans. One of the persons is only 17 years old so his name has been withheld, the other five were identified as 20 year old Rudy Chacon, 24 year old Miguel Chacon, 37 year old Alejandro Mejia, 18 year old Beltser Avalos, and 30 year old Noel Lopez. All six persons were detained pending charges.

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