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Feb 11, 2019

Guns and Ammunition Found Near Macal River, Benque

There were two other firearms taken off the streets of Benque Viejo on Sunday morning when police carried out a search near the bank of the Mopan River.  A comb of the area yielded a nine millimeter Bersa pistol, three nine millimeter magazines and four live nine millimeter Luger Brand rounds.  They also discovered a shotgun and four twelve-gauge cartridges.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Benque Viejo police again, yesterday morning sometime around 8:45 a.m., responding to information, conducted a search just outside a property along the riverside where in a black plastic bag they discovered a Winchester brand pump twelve shotgun along with four cartridges.  And they also discovered a Bersa brand nine millimeter pistol with three magazines and four rounds of ammunition as well.  No one was found in the area, so those items were processed and then brought into the station pending investigation.”


Joseph Myvett


“What leads police to these discoveries of weapons?  It’s probably in the news every week or every other week that police are lucky to find a weapon with some ammunition…”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Well that is what the investigation is about and hence the reason why there is an intelligence unit within the police department where information is provided.”

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