Another wanted Slovakian, William Misenka, is reported to be living in Belize
Friday, October 5th, 2012
Multiple Slovakian media houses have reported on information regarding a wanted Slovakian living in Belize and apparently the local authorities in San Pedro Town are aware of it as well. The wanted person is William (Viliam) Misenka accused of and linked to the death of at least five persons and is also accused of stealing the equivalent of 5 million Euros (US$6,464,500). He is listed on the Interpol wanted list and is believed to have been in the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo in hiding along with Slovakian fugitive Karol Mello before migrating to Belize.
In early September 2012, a senior member of the Belize Police Department in Belmopan confirmed to The San Pedro Sun that they had been aware of Misenka’s presence in Belize, specifically in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. At the time, the senior police claimed that they were waiting for Mello’s case, which was tied up in court, to conclude before proceeding to detain Misenka. According to a police source, the department has knowledge about Misenka’s case: that he is wanted and they also confirmed knowing his personal whereabouts, but could not proceed to detain the Slovakian without a direction from the head of the Special Branch of the Belize Police Department. In an interview with Channel 7 News, Minister with responsibility of Immigration in Belize Godwin Hulse denied that Belizean authorities had any knowledge of Misenka’s presence in Belize and would not comment further. As readers may recall, the request for fugitive Mello’s extradition to Slovakia was denied by the Supreme Court after Minister Hulse misspoke about the process during an interview with Channel 7.
“The same as with all cases, when a person is wanted, we will not comment, as this could cause harm to the investigation” said Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák to Slovak Nový Čas. “Given the fact that the person is wanted, for tactical reasons, it is not possible to provide any partial information in order not to endanger the investigation,” said police spokeswoman Andrea Dobiášová of the Slovakian Police Headquarters” said police spokeswoman Andrea Dobiášová of the Slovakian Police Headquarters on Misenka’s possible whereabouts in Belize
The Slovakian press reports that Slovakian authorities have been alerted of Misenka’s presence in Belize. The Slovak Spectator, in its September 19th publication reported that Justice Minister Tomáš Borec said that Slovakia Government had sent their Belizean counterpart an official request for extradition of Karol Mello and said he would not comment further until his department received an official response. As previously reported, while Belize has diplomatic relationship with Slovakia, there is no extradition treaty between both countries. There has been no indication if both countries could sign an extradition treaty.
Editor’s Note: The above information regarding Misenka and Mello has been obtained through extensive phone calls and e-mail correspondences with foreign media reporters in Slovakia, along with online research.