Owner wants back van Police caught ferrying illegal immigrants

vlcsnap-2013-02-25-19h56m27s80Matthew Williams wants his vehicle back. Last week we told you about two separate busts of Central Americans being allegedly trafficked through Belize to the U.S. A white van impounded in one of those cases belongs to Orange Walk resident Matthew Williams, who was held and questioned by Police but later released. He now insists he had no idea that his property was to be used for illegal activity and specifically human trafficking and wants his vehicle back.

Matthew Williams –  Orange Walk resident:
vlcsnap-2013-02-25-21h21m04s174I just want my vehicle to be released, because I have been released from the Police Station. I have been released from the authorities anyway.  Right now I need my vehicle.

The immigrants in the Belize Rural case were charged and convicted in court last week and are now serving jail terms. But the real culprits – the two men who borrowed Williams’ vehicle and lied about using it for illegal purposes – are still on the run. Williams explains.

Matthew Williams –  Orange Walk resident:
I tell them plain, “Please don’t go run nothing illegal ina me van,” because I vlcsnap-2013-02-25-21h36m19s118don’t wanna have no problem. I felt something before even handing him the key, because when they give me the money, because they give me $150.  So I hand him the key and I explain to them, “Please, don’t do nothing illegal ina me van.”
I need back my vehicle because I’m a business person and I am not involved in it.  They don’t have nothing on me, just that they saw those two guys, and they can’t find them. I am helping then too, so we can apprehend those two guys, but it seems to me that they are still hiding.

Williams van is still being impounded.

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