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Nineteen year old jailed for nine-millimeter pistol

Tyree Gentle, a nineteen-year-old resident of Belize City was charged with kept firearm without a gun license and kept ammunition without a gun license. Gentle was arrested and charged by police on Monday night.  Officers reportedly saw Gentle on a motorcycle on Fairweather Street and when they tried to intercept him, he sped away. Police set chase and when on George Street, Gentle reportedly removed something from his pants waist and threw it away. Police retrieved the object and discovered it was a nine-millimeter pistol that also contained ten rounds of ammunition. Today Gentle appeared before Magistrate Khadeem Palmer and pled not guilty to the charges. He was remanded into custody until May 14.