There is no doubt that the man most wanted here in the north is 37 year old Manuel Castillo accused of orchestrating the murder of former Senator and Mayor of Orange Walk Town Ramon Cervantes Sr., whose badly decomposed body was found buried in a shallow grave on July 5th at a farm located on the Honey Camp Road.

 

While Castillo, along with three other persons have been charged for Cervantes’ murder, tonight he remains on the run and has even managed to make it on Interpol’s most wanted list.


On Friday, when news broke out that four men who were in neighboring Mexico were handed over to Belizean Authorities, rumors spread like wild fire that one of them was Manuel Castillo. According to Officer Commanding the Corozal Police Formation, Andrew Ramirez, the Corozal Police Department was flooded with calls made by concerned residents requesting information on Castillo’s detention. 

 

Today, to put an end to those rumors, Ramirez set the record straight as he confirmed that Castillo remains on the run.


Screen_Shot_2014-07-28_at_7.40.24_PMAndrew Ramirez – OC Corozal


“Again we have had people asking if out of the four persons been transferred if it was the said name Manuel Castillo amongst other of course they had indicated two other individuals which makes the community a bit uneasy because of the way the matter was handled on Friday last but I want to clarify to the community at large that I lead a team of officers across the Mexican border at Chetumal and I received along with the Ambassador from Foreign Affairs, receive four individuals their names are: Mr kevin Licoln smith, Heliam Martinez, Francisco Nunez and Miguel Perez.”

 

According to authorities, Castillo is considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest police station.

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