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Mexican border jumper, found in Yo Creek, quarantined

YO CREEK, Orange Walk District, Mon. June 29, 2020 — A resident of San Francisco Botes, Mexico, who jumped the Mexican border into Belize and went into Yo Creek, was found in the village and handed over to the Ministry of Health.

The ministry put the Mexican national, Francisco Hernandez Perez, into the mandatory 14-day quarantine, during which he will be monitored, as per the COVID-19 protocol. If he tests negative after that period, he will be sent to the Belize Central Prison for a period of no less than 3 months.

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte reminds the public that anyone who enters Belize illegally will be quarantined, after which they will be given a jail sentence.

On Saturday evening, residents of Yo Creek told police that they saw a man hitting the door of a resident’s house, with a machete.

The neighborhood watch of the village was alerted, and they called police, who came and arrested the man, who was identified as Francisco Hernandez Perez, a Mexican national from neighboring Botes.

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