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Mar 5, 2013

Females released after Pinto pleads guilty to gun possession


Keron Pinto

The Gang Suppression Unit continues to conduct regular operations in Belize City, and on Monday executed a search at the home of alleged George Street gang member Keron Pinto at number seventy-nine Tigris Street. Pinto was not home at the time, but the search was conducted in the presence of three females. While the GSU found nothing in the house, a search of the yard led to the discovery of one chrome forty caliber AMT brand pistol and a magazine with two forty caliber bullets concealed in a garbage crate. According to reports Pinto later visited the Police Station and gave a caution statement in which he took responsibility for the weapon. The three females were then released while he was arrested and charged for keeping a prohibited firearm and keeping prohibited ammunition. Due to the nature of the offences he was denied bail, and remanded to the Kolbe Correctional Facility. He is to reappear in court on April fifth.

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3 Responses for “Females released after Pinto pleads guilty to gun possession”

  1. dumb says:

    The GSU must be much smarter when dealing with the criminal. Why was these females charged jointly with Pinto and then he pleads guilty to the charge for the firearm. He has a winning case.

  2. John T says:

    @Dumb. You must be really dumb. Nothing in this release is saying that the females were charged. You didn’t take comprehension in school so much that you read and can’t comprehend? They were released after the man accepted liability. Nothing is said here that they were charged. You really are dumb. Do your homework before commenting. He incriminated himself so how would he have a winning case. Sometimes it is best to say nothing than to open you mouth and people realize that you are a folly.

  3. Storm says:

    1. I wish John Saldivar would provide recording equipment to police to record the confessions. Our judges are too quick to throw them out once a defense lawyer steps into court. Want to place a bet on this confession?

    2. I hope the police fingerprint Pinto and all of the contraband. Can never have an excess of incriminating evidence. I understand that fingerprints show up pretty well on bullets and other metal items, like guns.

    3. Is this the same Keron Pinto whose little sister was shot many times last summer, because gangsters bring the danger of their criminal lives home to their families? I would really like to have some reporter check on how she is doing, last I recall she was fighting for her life at KHMH.

    4. More good work by GSU — keep hunting down the violent criminals, kill them if you must. The vast majority of Belizeans support your important and dangerous work. We are grateful for the protection you give our families.

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