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Five more Mexican fishermen detained in Belize

Belize — Five Mexican fishermen who were reported missing Saturday from along the southern coast of Quintana Roo were detained in Belizean waters. The fishermen were taken into custody and placed in quarantine after Belize authorities found them outside Mexico boundaries.

The five remain confined in quarantine for 14 days, after which time, they will be presented to the court to define their legal situation. This is the second time in as many weeks that Belize Coast Guard authorities have detained boats of Mexican fishermen.

In late May, a group of three Mexican fishermen from Costa Maya were detained by Belize Coast Guard after they were found fishing in Belize waters. The trio were detained and placed in quarantine, however, they escaped.