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Sep 28, 2012

Guatemalan convicted for keeping a prohibited firearm and ammunition

Ismael Antonio Moran Enriquez

In the court today, Ismael Antonio Moran Enriquez was convicted by Magistrate Linsbert Willis for keeping a prohibited firearm and ammunition. Moran is a Guatemalan national who caused a ruckus at the western border back in May when he was found in possession of a firearm, but there was hesitation by the Commissioner of Police to press charges against him. Nonetheless, Moran was charged by Customs officers for carrying a point forty five Colt pistol with ten live rounds. The Magistrate today sentenced him to three years on each charge to be served consecutively. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, prosecuted the case and attorney Arthur Saldivar appeared on behalf of Moran.

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6 Responses for “Guatemalan convicted for keeping a prohibited firearm and ammunition”

  1. david says:

    Once there is a good prosecutor on the other side Arthur loses. He will now dial to the media about some nonsense why he lost

  2. BELIZEAN says:

    They better charge the man. Mek dem feel what happend when dem ker prohibitted fire arms in our country

  3. Storm says:

    Hooray for Magistrate Willis. The sentence can be an example to foreigners who feel privileged to walk around illegally armed in the Jewel. A .45-cal is a serious cannon, larger than any Belizean can possess. Until I know otherwise, I choose to assume he works in the drug trade, and I would happily hang all drug traffickers.

  4. Genotu Rembiuos says:

    AT LAST A JUDGE WITH &***& TO STAND UP TO THESE %$%$&&* AND PUT THEM EXACTLY WHERE THE SO LONG BELONG AND SHOULD REMAIN!!!
    THANKS GREAT JUDGE !!!
    JUST LOOK AT HIM, JUST AS IF TO SAY , IS THIS ME HERE?
    BELIZE IS FOR GUATEMALA, HE THINKS… BUT NOT THIS TIME!!!

  5. BMNJ says:

    I’ve heard many times that when someone is charged and convicted for multiple offenses, even if he’s a repeat offender, will serve concurrently. It has been a long time that someone is sentenced to serve consecutively. My hope is that from now on all convicted rapists, robbers, illegal firearm and ammunition possessors, etc. are to sentence & serve their terms consecutively INSTEAD OF concurrently.

  6. CHIZ says:

    I REALLY DONE KNOW WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT..
    TO START WITH HAVING A GUN IS NOTHING STRANGE OR OUT OF THE WAY ALMOST EVERYONE IN BELIZE BACKS A GUN
    SO WHAT’S THE MATTER!!!
    NOW A DAYS YOU BETTER BACK ONE TO BE IN THE SAFE SIDE…

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