This email was sent to us a bit ago about Belize Immigration Smuggling and Corruption but I didn’t get around to posting it. In light of the recent scandal and firing of Mr Penner, I am posting it.
Belize Consultant has been following this latest Visa scandal at the Immigration Department. Our inside governmental sources that leaks confidential information have given us all the details on the matter , and we here at (BC) will put the information at hand to all social partners and media so that the facts are presented and those involved in the visa corruption be exposed.
And the inside story goes like This:
The reason why the previous Immigration Director Ruth Meighan was transferred abruptly: At the immigration department under the UDP government there is specific Ministers that are involved with Human Trafficking (visas) and the sale of Nationality, they are Hon. Elvin Penner, Hon. John Saldivar, Hon. Erwin Contreras. These three Ministers have a structure in place that allows them to profit huge amounts of money through the Immigration Department. It is established that the proceeds of these monies goes to fuel their political ambition and also personal gain. The previous Director Meighan served under the then Minister of Immigration John Saldivar , where she learned how the sale of Visas and Nationality is done through an international smuggling ring, established by these three politicians. The Prime Minister realized that the massive corruption was way out of line, and would be a huge political scandal therefore he removed Hon John Saldivar and replaced him with Hon. Godwin Hulse with strict instructions that all modus of operandi is to cease and desist. This decision brought everything to a halt, and as time went by the Director Meighan started to process visas and nationality on her own on a smaller scale. The Director established a system where she utilized Alan Vargas an immigration officer as the runner and her Common Law husband Junior Adulphus as the ( Bag Man) whom responsibility was to collect monies from these illegal acts. It worked smoothly and as time went by she started increasing the volume since the personal gain was too tempting to refuse. Be mindful that all of this was now occurring under the watch of Hon. Godwin Hulse. The three Ministers were quick to realize that their HUSTLE had been replaced and they formed an alliance to face the Prime Minister with all the relevant facts to expose the Director RM hustling pattern.
The Director was collecting from three patterns,
- Was Chinese coming from Cuba
- Hindu’s from Cuba and neighboring Central American countries
- Was Central American nationals passing through Belize and heading to the U.S via Mexico.
All monies collected was then shipped out to Houston where the director RM has relatives and monies deposited into Banks . The Director RM and her common law Adolphus traveled to Houston repeatedly to deposit their gains. They laundered their money in properties and also an auto rental in Punta Gorda.
All of the above information was presented to the Prime Minister , and that is the reason why the Director RM was quickly transferred to another department , to once again conceal yet another Immigration Scandal. The three Ministers lobbied very hard to the Prime Minister to Give Hon. Elvin Penner full control of the Immigration Ministry however the PM felt more comfortable that Hon . Godwin Hulse would have a better esthetics to the populace as Minister of Immigration. However the Prime Minister was pressured by these Ministers ,that Minister Godwin Hulse is to facilitate but in a smaller scale. Minister Godwin Hulse agreed to accommodate under one condition , (each minister is to send an official request with the list of particulars for every visa and nationality to be approved. Minister Hulse request is purely to protect himself from any potential scandal that may arise from such illicit nature and to indemnify him of any legality in the future).
THE STRUCTURE THEY HAVE ESTABLISHED UNDER THE WATCH OF MINISTER HULSE: FOREIGN NATIONALS SMUGGLING RING:
The applicants make an application to the Belize consulates outside of Belize, the Ministry of foreign affairs then sends information packet to the point person in Belize Foreign Affairs which was Mrs. Silvia Murga, she then would hand it over to the Ministry of Immigration the Director Mrs. Marin . The respective Ministers then would make the formal request to the Minister of Immigration attached to the foreign affairs request. The visas are officially processed and when finished they are delivered to the driver of foreign affairs Mr. Wayne Salazar who is in charged to use foreign affairs vehicle to transport the Carrier Mr. Carlos Murga to Cancun where he would board a flight to Cuba and personally hand deliver the passports to the applicants in Cuba. The Government of Belize is fully aware of the sale of visas because they manufactured the system therefore it is in their best interest to squash the recent scandal that happened when Mr.Carlos Murga was detained by Cuban officials with the possession of all these Chinese passports at the airport. The Ministry of foreign Affairs through Mr Alexis Rosado had to act swiftly in negotiating the quick release of Mr Murga , it was crucial to protect and safeguard the government from this major corruption scandal. In the end Mrs. Murga in the foreign affairs ministry was quickly transferred, her Brother Carlos Murga was released by Cuban authorities thanks to government intervention and everything kept hidden from the watchful eyes of the Belizean media houses. However it is the civil duty of Belize Consultant to expose the Major corruption taking place in our country and also provide the necessary leads for the media to follow the corruption smuggling trail in the Ministry of Immigration.
QUESTIONS THE MEDIA SHOULD PROBE MINISTER GODWIN HULSE?
- What is the procedure for a Chinese national to get a Belize Visa?
- How much visas are issued by the department of Immigration on a Monthly Basis?What mechanism is in place to guarantee all these Visa holders are not going to leave for another country?
- This question is necessary because Minister Hulse knows that they are smuggling these Chinese nationals and they are not staying in the Country but heading up North.
- Why is it that all these Visas are being taken to Cuba? If the Minister concern is that visas are being issued legally. By having Mr. Murga caught with these passports in Cuba it’s a clear indication that it’s a smuggling ring taking place and the immigration department is aiding and abetting .
- The applicants are applying through the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Cuba , Therefore Foreign Affairs has all the records of applicants and the quantum. So media should Ask Min Hulse and Elrington that why was Mrs Murga transferred after the scandal? And to have records presented of the carrier Mr. Carlos Murga departing Belize and entering Cuba to identify the magnitude of the smuggling ring.
- The law is specific, it is illegal for any person to hold a passport that does not belong to them. It’s considered Human trafficking, in the case of Mr. Carlos Murga he had in his possession between 6 to 8 passports . This is a Major cause for Minister Hulse to realize that his ministry is issuing valid visas as part of a major human smuggling scheme , how on earth can he not realize how involved is his ministry and particularly his new director Marin when the minister publicly acknowledges that it was issued officially by her.
After presenting the facts and structure in which the smuggling ring of human trafficking is taking place in our country, Belize Consultant hopes that all social partners and media houses keep the firing burning until we reach to the bottom of the story and expose the corruption of all those involved in this illicit activity. It is evident that SOME foreign affair employees, immigration, Ministers of government and civil servants are involved all for the mighty DOLLAR. As freedom fighters we have obtained letters to substantiate our story of which all information will be provided to the U.S embassy. It is imperative for Minister Hulse to come clean to the Nation and denounce his government officials that are involved in this ring, failure to do so might come at his own personal reputation and legal peril. To all social and Media houses you have your job cut out, let’s do our part and ensure that we Keep our politicians honest.
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