General — 28 March 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Corozal police carry out new initiatives to combat crime

The Corozal police have embarked on new initiatives to combat crimes in the district. Superintendent Andrew Ramirez, Commander of Corozal District police, said that the initiatives began yesterday.

A two-man motorcycle team will now patrol the business and residential areas. The patrol will carry out stop-and-search operations, and random searches of suspicious persons in the area will be done. The initiatives will be for an indefinite period, and will be carried out from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening, from Monday to Friday.

Commander Ramirez said that two officers have been assigned to carry out the initiative. Since the beginning of the exercise yesterday, the stop-and-search effort has already confiscated four grams of weed and two persons were arrested as a result.

Ramirez said that the initiatives boost the ones presently in place, so that there are always ongoing security patrols in the town.

Besides the security patrols, there are operations targeting drunk drivers and transient criminals.

On top of these initiatives, a crime reduction team has also been instituted, which is headed by Constable Marlon Castillo.

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