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Aug 10, 2023

Police Operations Up North Yields High-powered Weapons

Police believe they have found the weapon used in the shooting of Nimrod Tillett last month. The discovery comes as part of a sustained operation that police have been conducting in the two northern districts in an effort to stem cartel-related activities in those municipalities. That police operation, according to Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has yielded a few high-powered weapons, as well as the influence from across the northern border.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“We continue our northern operations with a view to avert the issues of cartels from the Mexican side, influencing some locals in Corozal and Orange Walk to carry out acts on their behalf. And the operations have done a lot in terms of doing house searches, targeting those persons who need to be targeted, conducting patrols within the affected areas. And, yes, we have been able to retrieve or remove people from the streets two AK-47s. Those are the 7.62 type rifles as well as one grenade. One of the rifles were recovered from an area in the district about two weeks ago and we believe that that was the weapon used in the shooting of the guy Tillett. And so we have sent that rifle along with all the expended shells from the different scenes where a 7.62 was used to the lab to ascertain if that is a weapon that was – that had been used in those incidents.”

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