Illegal firearms recovered in Orange Walk

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Illegal firearm

Illegal firearm

Monday, March 30, 2015. BMG: Over the weekend following operations and based on information received from the public, the Orange Walk police have successfully managed to take off from the streets, several guns and ammunition in 3 separate occasions.

The first was recorded on Friday around 3 pm when police saw a suspicious gold Cadillac driven at the time by one James Ciego.

Police attempted to approach Ciego in his vehicle but he allegedly sped off prompting a high speed chase between him and the cops.

Ciego managed to get on the Yo Creek Road where whilst being pursued, police saw him disposed of a black object from within his vehicle.

One police was assigned to remain on the scene while the police mobile kept on pursuing the suspect.

Police caught up with Ciego in Yo Creek, he was taken back to the site where he threw the object and discovered it to be a 9 mm Luger Brand firearm. James Ciego was arrested and charged for kept firearm without a gun license.

Illegal firearm

Illegal firearm

The second discovery was made on Saturday around 2 pm when police who were on mobile patrol spotted a white highlander in an empty lot and searches were made.

Inside the vehicle nothing incriminating was found but searches in the immediate area led police to discover a .45 pistol with 5 live round.

The firearm and ammo were labeled as found property.

The third and final incident, also on Saturday was based on a tip gotten from concerned residents.

Police made checks in an empty lot behind the Come-and-Go gas station where they found a high powered AR15 with 1 magazine and 2 live rounds.

All the firearms and ammunition will be kept as exhibit and taken to the forensics lab.

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