Screen_Shot_2016-02-08_at_8.25.59_PMTonight a well-known seamstress from Orange Walk Town and her son are behind bars at the Kolbe Correctional Facility after they were charged for firearm offences.


At about 2:30 on Saturday afternoon, police visited the home of Mavis Wade, Belizean seamstress of #25 Saint Peter Street and carried out a search which led to the discovery of a 9mm CZ-83 Browning pistol with the serial number filed off.

The firearm was found on a computer desk, inside a book that was cut out in the middle forming the shape of a square. During the raid police also discovered a white sock containing thirteen bullets along with 52 .380 Brand live rounds.


At the time of the search, both Wade and her son, Steven Hyde, Belizean student, were present in the home and were taken to the Orange Walk Police Station where they were both arrested and charged for ‘kept firearm without a license’ and two counts of ‘kept ammunition without a gun license’. When Wade and Hyde appeared in court this morning, they both plead not guilty to the charges and were remanded to the Central Prison where they will remain until the next court hearing that will take place in the month of March.


Of note is that on Thursday last Orange Walk Police seized a black 9mm Luger Model Teck-9 that contained a magazine with nine 9mm Luger Brand live rounds. The high caliber weapon and live rounds were found in the outskirt of San Pablo Village on an empty lot. No one was detained for that incident.

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