Armed contrabandistas shot their way across the Western Border crossing with Guatemala one evening about two weeks ago causing a serious International Incident. Reports from the border have shown the Contraband business coming from the Benque Viejo Free Zone at the Western Border has escalated into a violent confrontation with Guatemalan SAT officers manning the crossing between Benque and Melchor de Mencos. The peaceful nature of this usually quiet and unarmed border crossing was shattered as two trucks loaded with suspected contraband successfully entered Guatemala territory by use of force at the heavily traveled legal border crossing at Melchor de […]
By: Patrick E. Jones A woman from Buena Vista village near Spanish Lookout has been reported missing. Lupita Lopez, 22, left her home on Monday in the company of a man, a woman and a baby. Lopez, it is understood, was supposed to have accompanied the couple and their baby to San Ignacio for a “walk” and return home. Lupita’s boyfriend believes that the young woman has been taken across the border to Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala.