Just after the Easter holidays we had heard of an incident involving a former Minister of State where there was an attempt to extort him via telephone calls. We had gotten a name of whom that Minister was but when we contacted him, he had refused to give comment or confirm that he was the subject of that story. One of our news colleague, however, got the testament from this businessman, albeit, via hidden identity. In that story, we understand that the Chetumal and Belize military had had to cooperate in extracting the target from Chetumal where he was vacationing. CEO George Lovell spoke of the cooperation of national security and his views on the incident.
The target in this incident says that his incident is not the first of its kind to occur particularly at the hotel where he was staying.