Two Guatemalan xateros arrested in Belize’s Forest

vlcsnap-2013-06-17-19h56m32s52Two Guatemalan xateros found in Belize’s forest were arrested and charged in San Ignacio. Acording to reports, on Friday the 14th June, the Joint Forces Team on patrol in the Chiquibul base at Tapir Camp detained two male Hispanic persons who were maneuvering to cross the main Caracol Road. The two persons known as 24 year old Adelmo Hernandez Mancia and 35 year old Rolando Ramirez of Peten, Guatemala, were armed with a .38 revolver and a 16 gauge shot gun respectively. Both firearms were loaded. vlcsnap-2013-06-17-19h56m39s116They were found with 5 cartridges and 3 (.38) revolver ammunition, and 64.6 grams of cannabis. The men were located at approximately 8.5 km. away from the border and were apparently heading more into the interior of the Chiquibul forest seeking xate leaves and hunting for game species. They were detained and taken to the San Ignacio Police Station where they were formally charged for keeping a firearm without a gun license, keeping ammunition without a license and drug trafficking. Their court-case is expected this week.

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