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Aug 8, 2017

Firearm was Originally from Guatemala

The firearm, as we’ve mentioned, is a nine millimeter handgun from Guatemala with a matching serial number.  The fact that it was found in the possession of an officer, concealed inside a vehicle he was driving, has raised eyebrows.

 

Reporter

“Is it a concern for you all that a police officer was at the wheel of a vehicle where such a weapon was found and was the vehicle in his name?”

 

Edward Broaster

ACP Edward Broaster, Operations Commander

“I don’t have that information at this time, nevertheless it is a concern for us when any officer is involved in any act of perceived or alleged illegalities.”

 

Reporter

“Okay, now sir, I have learned through my own investigation that, I understand that the weapon has a serial number that apparently it is registered in Guatemala.  Is that information you are aware of?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“Well we are investigating that as well.  We know for a fact that the firearm originated from Guatemala. Well generally, most of the criminals we know for a fact are going to Guatemala to purchase firearms.  We intend to step up our interdiction efforts because we know that from time to time they take stolen goods to Guatemala and come back with either marijuana or firearms.”

 

Late this evening, ACP Broaster informed the media that the four persons were charged and remanded.

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