We join correspondent Harry Arzu for news from Dangriga.
“Acting upon information received, Dangriga police conducted a search of an abandoned lot on Melinda Road where they found an unlicensed firearm, namely a 9mm black pistol. No one was in the area when the search was conducted on Saturday and as a result the firearm was labeled as found property. This is the third unlicensed firearm that police discovered in three weeks here in Dangriga.”
“In other news, Jermaine Leslie, a laborer of this municipality was charged for the possession of controlled drugs, namely, 7.8 grams of crack cocaine and 42 grams of cannabis. Leslie was searched by a police on October 16 when he rode here in Dangriga. He was subsequently arraigned in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court on Monday, October 19 where he pleaded guilty for drug possession. He was fined $2,000 and was ordered to pay $500 forthwith. He was unable to do so and as a result we was sentenced to two years in prison and now awaits trial for drug trafficking.”
“In a similar incident, Dangriga police were on patrol on Thursday, October 22 at about 11am near the Southside river of Dangriga. Their attention was drawn to an individual who appeared to have been acting in a suspicious manner. As a result police conducted a search on him and found nothing incriminating. But a search of his immediate surroundings where he was standing led to the discovery of a black plastic bag that contained 24 grams of cannabis. The individual who was later identified as Charles Gamboa was subsequently arrested and charged for the possession of a controlled drug. On the same day he was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court where he pleaded not guilty. However, he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until December 16 where he will answer for similar charges at the Supreme Court level.”