Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016. 1:55 p.m. CST
Police officers, Belize Defense Force (BDF) soldiers and rangers conducted a patrol in the area around 10:50 a.m., where they saw two male persons in a kayak who attempted to escape by jumping into the Swasey River.
One of the men managed to escape but 39-year-old Jaime Alexander Arita Diego who is currently residing in Bella Vista Village, was not so lucky as he was captured and found inside the kayak with a 16-gauge shotgun along with six cartridges, for which he was arrested.
Diego has since been charged for the offense of “kept firearm and ammunition without a gun license.”
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