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Dec 7, 2016

Accused Hitman or Police Victim? John Orozco Jailed Over Firearm

John Orozco

A teenager, who was busted in front of a Belize City Magistrate’s Court room this morning, is claiming the police planted a gun on him. Authorities suspect they may have stopped a crime from occurring since they strongly believe the gunman, John Orozco, was there to execute a hit on someone. A police officer who spotted the teenager acting suspiciously alerted officers at the court and when Orozco was searched, the firearm was found stashed in his pants.  Orozco was arraigned this afternoon before the Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith for possession of a firearm and ammo without a gun license. Orozco pleaded not guilty and when asked by the Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith what his defence is, he claimed police planted the firearm on him. Orozco was seen in the company of two others, one who has a burglary case set for trial today. But fortunately no one was hurt.

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