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Person behind the poisoning of San Vicente’s water reservoir is still at large.

Tonight, the person behind the water poisoning of the San Vicente water reservoir is still at large by the Toledo Police. The suspect is believed to have poured large amounts of an insecticide called Malathion between Sunday night and early Monday morning of last week. The villagers realised that the water had a strange colour and was emitting a foul odour and villagers began experiencing health issues. A mental patient has been linked to the incident has been identified and detained. However, due to not having sufficient evidence of committing the act, was released. The police press officer, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, describes the incident as an act of terror and says that an investigation is still ongoing.

ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “Poisoning a water system is, it’s like a public terror. You can cause harm to more than one persons and in these villages, we know that they rely on the water for everything so we’re not letting go of that investigation and as soon as officers make an arrest I will relay it to you.”