Owners of illegal 9mm evade police capture

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Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016. 11:54 a.m. CST

gun found Jan. 7By Chrisbert Garcia: Two men escaped gun charges last week in Belize City after throwing away a nine-millimeter handgun on sight of police, then managed to use the cover of darkness to make their escape.

At around 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 7th, officers conducting motorcycle patrol on Ordonez Street in the St. Martin’s area, noticed a man throw something into nearby bushes before he and his accomplice took off running.

The area was then searched, leading to the discovery of a firearm containing nine live rounds. The find was labelled and deposited as “found property” since it could not be linked to an owner.

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