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Feb 4, 2016

OW Police Recover Tec-9 Submachine Gun

Orange Walk was once known as Rambo Town, back in the days when drugs and violence had overtaken that northern community. It has not quite reached that point yet, but there is an increase in illicit activity which may have lawmakers sitting up and paying keen attention. Even as investigators try to solve a broad daylight double murder earlier this week in a heavily populated part of town, Police have also come across a high-powered submachine gun in the community of San Pablo. Deputy Commander Nicholas Palomo told us that the discovery was made today.

 

Insp. Nicholas Palomo, Deputy Commander, Orange Walk Police Formation

“Orange Walk Police around one-thirty p.m. visited the outskirts of San Pablo Village in Orange Walk District. There, they searched an empty lot and underneath a log they found a black plastic bag that contained a nine-millimeter tec-nine machine gun without serial number. Police unloaded the machine gun and found nine, nine-millimeter luger brand rounds. The weapon was brought to the police station. No one was found in the area; the weapon was labeled as found property.”

 

Mike Rudon

“Alright, was the discovery based on information that the police received?”

 

Nicholas Palomo

Insp. Nicholas Palomo

“Yes, information police received.”

 

Mike Rudon

“Now the weapon, a tec-nine is a very unusual find on the streets. I know that recently the Orange Walk police also discovered a large cache of compressed marijuana. Is it believed that there is an increase in the amount of drugs moving in the district? That’s one, and also that maybe there is a relation between this weapon and the movement of those drugs?”

 

Insp. Nicholas Palomo

“Well I believe the weapon is for the protection of the movement of drugs. We have seen an increase in the movement of Mexican drugs from Corozal, Orange Walk to Belize City and further into the country. So I believe this weapon is for protection.”

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