Coast Guard issues challenge to sea pirates after kidnapping

Over the weekend of October first, a group of fishermen from the north were robbed at gunpoint while out at sea in southern Belize. It was reported that the fishers were approached by an unknown vessel and the occupants, who were said to be well armed, proceeded to rob and assault the fishermen.
In an attempt to escape the attackers, the fishermen jumped overboard, but only two of them made it to shore. It has been over a week and the third fisherman hasn’t been found and is still presumed to be missing, although chances of his survival are slim. Today News 5 spoke with Commander of the Belize National Coast Guard, John Borland, who says that they are the lead on a taskforce working with the Fisheries Department to bring the perpetrators to justice. So, what has happened since then? Well, Borland says that the brazen attackers have sent a message to the Coast Guards and Borland says he has responded and is ready and waiting.
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