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Guatemalans detained for two high powered rifles found in their possession

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019. 4:09 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: On Sunday sometime around 12:15 a.m. a report was made to Benque Viejo police that some men in a vehicle were causing disturbance at a night club in Benque Viejo town.

As a result police visited the night club where they encountered a black Range Rover with Guatemalan registration plates.

A search was immediately conducted.

That was when police discovered an AK-47 rifle, a 5.56 mini Galil rifle, and 47 rounds of 7.62 ammunition and 14 rounds of 5.56 ammunition.

Those men remain detained pending this investigation. Their vehicle is also impounded.

According to police, this vehicle crossed into Belizean territory on February 8th when it was driven by a Guatemalan national.


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