Major Gang Bust: Drugs, Weapons Seized, Three Men Remanded

Major Gang Bust: Drugs, Weapons Seized, Three Men Remanded

Three Belize City gang members are at the Hattieville Ramada after being busted with several deadly weapons and kilos of illicit substances. Today, alleged gang figure 41-year-old Edwin “Drive” Flowers, 25-year-old Gaston Barrow, and 32-year-old Kenyon Dominguez appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of a firearm; kept ammunition, and possession of control drugs with intent to supply. On Tuesday, the men were busted on an island off the coast of Belize City with over 12,000 grams of cannabis, 2,308 grams of cocaine, and several high-powered rifles. The men were unrepresented and pled not guilty to the charges.  The men could not apply for bail immediately, due to the nature of the offenses, and were subsequently remanded to the Belize Central Prison until July 22, 2024.  The bust is being hailed as one of the largest linked to a Belize City gang.  Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, doubled down on the significance of such a bust.

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs: “I am aware that the police made perhaps one of the biggest busts of high powered firearms in the history of this country. I haven’t seen such a cache of high powered firearms all together at once and so I want to commend the police on the bust yesterday. In addition to that a substantial quantity of cannabis and a substantial quantity of cocaine as well.”

It is to be noted that the Police did find a total of five guns during the raid, but the men were only charged in connection with one firearm.

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