'A man who would not normally commit a crime is driven to desperate measures because he can't make an honest living.'
He said that he still sometimes needs to "bleach out" — working construction by day, in between nightshifts, without sleeping — to get by. He has also begun selling some weed on the side, to foreigners at the community he guards.David said the gang members he once called his friends still loom on the island, making more money than him but risking their lives in an escalating turf war.Residents told VICE News that in this tourist hub the amount of murders that actually get reported are well below the actual number and disappearances are more common than authorities let on."They kill you because nobody looks, nobody will find you at all, until a couple of months later in pieces, decayed already," said David.
'They kill you because nobody looks, nobody will find you at all, until a couple of months later in pieces, decayed already.'
Jeffrey, who had no drug connections or gang affiliations, allegedly got into an argument with a well-known associate of Moses Campos, named Rafael Juarez. Witnesses say that Juarez threatened Jeffrey's life and allege that he followed up on that threat at around 2am. Police have named Juarez as a person of interest in the case, but he is believed to have left Ambergris Caye and, almost six months later, has not yet been tracked down.
'When you're a parent, and a child dies there's nothing — there's no name for it.'