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Apr 25, 2019

High Powered Rifle Found in Corozal

Up north in Corozal, a high powered weapon was found on Tuesday of this week. Police say that they conducted a search in the Dominguez Layout area and found the rifle along with a seven point sixty-two live round inside the chambers. According to ACP Joseph Myvett, the specific caliber of weapon is not licensed in Belize. Since no one was found in the immediate area, police have secured the weapon and are conducting tests to see if it was used to commit any crime. Here’s more from the police.

 

Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Corozal police acting up information visited an area in the Dominguez layout where upon visiting a bush lot, they discovered a single action 7.62 caliber rifle in some bushes and at the time it had one round of ammunition in the chamber. The weapon was processed and then removed. No one was in the area and so it was deposited as found property at this time while we do further investigation.”

 

Reporter

“Are you able to tell us if this is a high caliber weapon or something any regular Belizean would be able to have access to through legal means?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes. It is a high powered weapon and certainly the caliber, which is 7.62, no license is given for that caliber which is 7.62.”

 

Reporter

“You all have any ideas on suspects or leads as to whom that weapon may belong to?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Well, we are looking at several pieces of information related to that, as a person known to the police does live a distance away from there, though not too close. But we are looking at that possibility as well, which is why we did process the weapon and thereafter it will be sent to the forensic unit for further examination.”


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