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Man arrested and charged in Orange Walk after police finds scope on gun

After searches were conducted on his property on Tuesday, an Orange Walk resident has since been charged after police discovered a scope attached to his licensed gun. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett provided the details.

ACP Joseph Myvette: “Police acting on information visited the residence of Abraham Friesen at camp # 23 Shipyard Village Orange Walk District where a search was conducted which revealed one. 223 semi automatic rifle for which he had a license. Upon closer inspection of the rifle it was found that a scope was attached to the rifle. As a result he was detained and consequently charged for interfering with a firearm without the permission of the Commissioner of Police for which he appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday and pleaded not guilty.”

According to reports, a relative of Freisen, who is believed to be a police officer, was also arrested after being found with extended clips.

ACP Joseph Myvetee: “Yes that is the case however the clip that was found was bought along with the weapon so no offense was disclosed at the end of that investigation so he was eventually released without any charges.”

Myvett clarifies that all firearms were licensed.