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Apr 11, 2019

2 Guns are Retrieved from River Bank in Benque

On Wednesday, a pair of guns was found near the river bank area in Benque Viejo Del Carmen. Police say that a forty-five glock pistol with twelve live rounds and a nine millimetre gun with thirteen rounds were retrieved from an area that has for some time been a hotspot for the department in that western municipality. Just last week, a hand grenade was discovered in proximity to the recent find. The grenade, which has now been certified to be an M-twenty-six lemon fragmentation hand grenade, was retrieved, examined by a bomb expert and is now at the B.D.F.  Police say that because no one was in the area at the time, the firearms remain in its possession. Today, ACP Joseph Myvett told the media that the department is stepping up operations in the area.


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Benque Viejo Police while on patrol conducted a search on an empty lot near the river bank in the town which resulted in the discovery of two weapons concealed in a bag and was also inside two sacks.  Those weapons were processed, retrieved and deposited as found property at this point in time, pending further investigation.”


Duane Moody

“Sir, I think a week ago, a grenade was also found on the river bank in Benque Viejo. Is it possible that these two things are linked?”

ACP Joseph Myvett

“At this point in time, we would not be able to say that because as you all know the river bank in Benque Viejo is a large enough area.”


Duane Moody

“But is it in the same vicinity?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Not exactly in the same vicinity.”


Duane Moody

“Does police have any information as to whether a group is operating in that area and if so, what are you guys doing to try to clamp down on this?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“Well hence the reason why the police in Benque Viejo keep making these seizures. If you can recall, over the last two months, there have been a number of weapon seizures and a few of those were along the same river side in empty lots.”

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