December 20, 2021
Regarding Guatemalan Cattle Trader Caught with Cocaine
As the guardian of the cattle industry in Belize, the Belize Livestock Producers’ Association (BLPA) regrets that the action of one individual might be made to reflect on the character and good name of the entire cattle industry, BLPA, its members and associates. The association condemns the action of the person(s) involve, and supports the authorities concerned who are charged with the responsibility for enforcing the law(s) pertaining to the illegality of the actions of the person(s) involved, be them farmers, traders, transporters, agents or employees of the association.
BLPA wishes to point to two facts relating to this event at the time the individual was apprehended:
BLPA disassociates itself and the cattle industry from this event. It appeals to all ranchers, traders, transporters, agents, and employees to reject getting involved in drug trafficking, cattle rustling or smuggling of goods of any kind. Such activities can potentially bring an abrupt stop to cattle trading activities and severely damage our budding industry.
“B.L.P.A committed to safeguarding and promoting the Livestock Industry of Belize”