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Screen_Shot_2015-12-07_at_8.20.36_PMFour men from the Orange Walk District are tonight behind bars after they were arrested and charged for firearm offences.


On Saturday about 8:30 in the night Orange Walk Quick Response Team and Special Branch Personnel conducted an operation in the Indian Creek Mennonite Community when they pulled over a red Toyota pick-up truck with Orange Walk license plate. Driving the vehicle at the time was Danilo Castillo a Belizean Operator of Belcogen and resident of San Estevan Village. Accompanying Castillo were Gaspar Gongora, Belizean employee of BSI/ASR and resident of Palmar Village, Nolberto Junior Santos, Belizean farmer of San Carlos Village and Carlos Barrientos, Belizean Farmer also of San Carlos Village.


After identifying themselves police conducted a search inside the vehicle and found one 16 gauge Winchester Brand Shotgun without serial number. As police searched further the found Barrientos to be in the possession of three 16 gauge cartridges. None of the men were able to provide a license for the firearm and ammunition. As a result all four men were escorted to the Orange Walk Police Station where they were arrested and charged for the offence of Kept Unlicensed Firearm. As for Barrientos, he was additionally charged for the offence of Kept Unlicensed Ammunition. The men appeared in court today and were remanded to prison until January 19th.

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