Corporal Andrews and three other police officers under criminal investigation by the Belize Police Force

Yet again our outstanding police force has come to the forefront of criminal enterprises. At 2:30 in the morning on Tuesday, a local resident who is over 65 years of age was arrested. Corporal Andrews and his merry band of 3 uniformed police officers demanded entry into the home of this longtime resident. They then produced a piece of paper that he was not allowed to read, and said they were there to search the house for illegal liquor.

They found some and were going to arrest him, but he produced a receipt for the alcohol that he had purchased at Belize International Airport the previous week. They then discovered countless pairs of sunglasses and said they were illegal, until the produced the importation receipt with all duties paid showing by Belize Customs.

As the police are searching this relatively large apartment and are in every room, they find a small bowl, which you can buy from any street vendor for $20 Bz… they then arrest him for the smuggling of Maya artifacts. As they were reading him his rights, he noticed that his ‘hidey-hole’ had been disturbed and discovered that $5,000 US was stolen from it, but he was bundled into the car and then thrown into a jail cell. The police refused to allow him to make a phone call, but he managed to get the cleaner to call a friend who is a Belizean citizen. This pillar of society arrived at the Police Station and was not allowed to see his friend.

The friend then called attorney Aldo Reyes, who had this person released at 2:30 in the afternoon on Tuesday without any charges being laid against him. Inspector Robinson was contacted and reiterated that 5 police were on duty that evening, 1 in the station and 4 involved in the raid. It is interesting to note that she has been on public record as saying that there are no more than 2 officers on duty between the hours of midnight and 7 AM.

As the story unfolded, it appears that a minor criminal who had worked for the small apartment complex that our victim lives in, knew where the victim stashed his money and this person has a long criminal history but seems to be very good friends with the police.

The victim has contacted the mayor, the area rep and the Belize Police Internal Affairs department and all of them want the victim to press charges against Corporal Andrews and his associates. Mayor Danny was particularly appalled with the attitude of the San Pedro Police Force on this matter. Inspector Robinson, as usual, backs her officers not withstanding the the fact that he was arrested at 2:30 AM.

Needless to say, nobody knows where the money is now…

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