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Dec 6, 2010

Guatemalan national found with unlicensed firearm

Two deadly firearms and a Guatemalan national were taken into police custody on Saturday. The first weapon was found during a search at a property on Jane Usher Boulevard at around nine a.m.  Cops found a point three-fifty-seven revolver, but no one was in the area so the gun was taken in and labeled as found property.

Melvin Espino

Later that afternoon, at around two-forty-five, twenty year old Melvin Espino of Santana Village was busted with the second weapon near mile thirty-six on the Old Northern Highway. Espino was riding on the highway and when the cops spotted him, he threw a sack into a nearby pond, abandoned his bicycle and ran into a house. Police searched the area and found a sixteen gauge shotgun. Espino was arrested and charged for Kept Firearm without a Gun License.

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11 Responses for “Guatemalan national found with unlicensed firearm”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    There is a place for him in Guatemala, send him home.

  2. Proud Belizean says:

    He was probably on the way to commit a crime. Send him to Guate for real.

  3. deedee says:

    They should do an exchange-send him back to Guatemala in exchange for Oscar Gonguez (Belizean) who is being held in the jail over a misunderstanding in Melchor.

  4. daveyt says:

    Lock him up here. The Guats will let him go. The BDF should increase their patrols inside the border and lock up Xateros and poachers found with weapons too – No Parole, stright into court, 5-10 years each…… Might slow the flood better than slapping their wrists and sending them home.

  5. rootsman says:

    That would be a good idea deedee but I don’t think Guatemalan citizens are worth too much to their government and would not agree to the exchange.

  6. Proud Belizean says:

    Take all those people from guatemala, honduras and salvador who posses firearm to their home.Those people are ruining belize with crime etc. Government should do something about it for instance doing each one of them a background check before they come in our country.

  7. CEO says:

    What about making it madetory that everyone cary an ID. If they do not have one they get locked up (until they can produce one) and pay a fine, if they can produce one in 8 hours or less (it could be at home in another pants pocket) the fine goes away else the fine sticks. If they turn out to be a Belizean they will get one and then if they are not they would be deported.

    Our boarders are way too pourous and too many crooks come in and out of the country with no regards to our laws.

  8. BZNinCALI says:

    Aren’t these the same people we are talking about giving permanent resident status to. By the way. our prison is a nice place, sending them there is not punishment.

  9. vigilante justice 316 says:

    I agree with CEO comment about everyone carrying mandatory ID. I would like to see it taken a step further and have fingerprints on every ID and we need a database that can hold all this info. It would make it easier to track down those who are getting away with crime because the police get their prints at the crime scene but there is no one in the system to match them to. Innocent people won’t have anything to worry about and who needs a witness when fingerprints don’t lie.

  10. Quest says:

    The funniest thing is that he threw his bike down believing that he would move faster on foot LOL

  11. land of the bullied? says:

    Amazing how they treat Belizeans in Mexico and Guate, yet we treat them all pampered and !@#$% in Belize; when are we going to stop being bullied and pushed around – lock him up and throw our legal system at him and let Guates know they can’t come do what the hell they want in Belize.

    I wonder how they would feel if we just decide to lock down the damn border and don’t let anything cross into Belize from Guate – we need to show them we have balls and that we stop taking !@#$.

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