Gun-runners using Port of Belize?
Customs and police officials are not saying a word about a container load of arms which reportedly arrived from the People’s Republic of China (mainland) late last month and which has disappeared from the Port of Belize compound without a trace.
The container was consigned to some unidentified businessman in the Corozal Free Zone, and may have been intended for the Popular Revolutionary Army in Mexico which is fighting a hit-and-run battle against President Felipe Calderon, or for the powerful drug lords of Mexico who are also opposed to Calderon.
Intelligence people from abroad who had been tracking this container, were expecting it to show up at the Corozal Free Zone, where there was hope to intercept it.
But the container never reached the Free Zone. It was diverted on its way through Ladyville, and discharged.
Two days of Reporter efforts to reach Gregory Gibson, Comptroller of Customs, proved futile. He was never around to take any calls.
Ian Haylock, who heads the Customs investigating unit, was likewise not available.
Officials of the Barrow Government are said to be appalled at the alleged level of smuggling taking place through the Belize City Port. http://www.reporter.bz/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=2748&Itemid=2