Debra Baptist-Estrada

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Debra Baptist-Estrada in 2016

Debra Baptist-Estrada is a port commander from Belize.[1] In 2016 she received the International Women of Courage Award.[2][3]

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Estrada was Port Commander of Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, the only international airport in Belize. For 20 years, she worked in the immigration department. In 2015 she helped U.S. officials to find a smuggling organization. The organization was smuggling drugs and people to the United States and Europe. Then she was transferred to the northern border of Belize.[4] She worked as an immigration officer at the Santa Elena Border in Corozal.[5] She continued to refuse bribes and enforce the immigration laws.[4]

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  1. "Biographies of 2016 Award Winners". Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  2. News, VOA. "2016 Women of Courage Award Winners". Retrieved 3 February 2017. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  3. "U.S. State Department honors 14 leaders from around the world". 29 March 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Belizean Debra Baptist-Estrada receives International Women of Courage Award - The San Pedro Sun News". 5 April 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  5. "Immigration Minister Applauds Officer Baptist-Estrada - Love FM – News & Music Power". Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2017.

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