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July 30
16:16 2018

The Reporter this morning received an email, the second in four days, from a person who is allegedly one of those who kidnapped Corozal businessman Omero Campos. Unlike the first email last Thursday which demanded 5 bitcoins for the release of Campos or he would be killed by August 1st, today’s email stated only “Omero Campos: 48 hours!” the sender in both is the same – Juan Carlos Yépez

Police sources have confirmed to the Reporter that they are taking the kidnapping of Campos very seriously. Immediately after he was reported missing by his family on June 17, 2018, they were provided with 24/7 Police security. There is still a heavy presence around the family, we were told, but not to the level it was a month ago.

When asked about the emailed notes, ACP Joseph Myvett, head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, stated – “we are still investigating. The Police has not been furnished with that email but we are still doing our investigation into that matter.” Myvett also confirmed that they Police has been in regular communication with the family.

Campos vanished on June 17, as he headed to his farm on the San Victor Road in Corozal. Shortly after, there was allegedly a ransom request for $1M to secure his release. The family was unable to come up with that money and an amended email was send a week after requesting 20 bitcoins, an online transferrable currently, the equivalent of $500,000. That also did not happen, and the latest request is for 5 bitcoins by August 1, or Omero Campos will be killed.


As stated on our CONTACT US, TIPs, Policy Page, Any information provided that involves ongoing criminal activity will be turned over to Law Enforcement.

THE REPORTER has provided all communications from alleged kidnapper to the Belize Police Dept.


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