|Intro||Customs official who won award|
Debra Baptist-Estrada is a Port Commander in the immigration department of the Belize Immigration and Nationality Department, a job she has held for 20 years as of 2016. In 2015 she collaborated with American officials to help stop the smuggling of people and drugs to America and Europe. She was transferred to Belize’s northern border in 2016, and there she enforced immigration laws that had long gone unenforced. In 2016 she received an International Women of Courage award.