Guatemalan Fugitive Alfonso Bulux Vicente Expelled From Belize

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Alfonso Bulux Vicente

Guatemalan fugitive, Alfonso Bulux Vicente, was handed over to Guatemalan authorities today at the Western border Melchor de Mencos, Peten. Vicente was wanted for his alleged role in the December 1982 massacre at Dos Erres, when over two hundred and fifty villagers, including children, were killed. It is unknown for how long he had been living in Belize, but an arrest warrant was issued in 2000 for his apprehension.

A government of Belize press release issued today states: Acting on credible information received from the Belize Police Department, Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister with responsibility for Immigration, today signed an Expulsion Order directing that Alfonso Bulux Vicente be detained and deported from Belize.

Bulux Vicente is wanted in Guatemala in connection with an incident that occurred in December 1982 in the village of Dos Eres, Guatemala, in which 250 villagers were massacred at the hands of the Guatemalan Kaibiles.

Bulux Vicente applied to the Ministry of Immigration for permanent residence, and in August 2021, the ministry requested the Belize Police Department to conduct a security clearance on Bulux Vicente. As a result of routine checks, an INTERPOL Red Notice was discovered relating to Bulux Vicente. Guatemalan counterparts confirmed to the Belize Police Department that Bulux Vicente was wanted for murder. Bulux Vicente was detained by the police and remains in custody.

As a result of the Expulsion Order, Bulux Vicente was escorted to the Belize – Guatemala border and handed over to Guatemalan authorities. The Expulsion Order also bars Bulux Vicente from entering Belize again.