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Police find 5 guns, 450 rounds of ammunition, links to Guatemala

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020. 2:52 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: On Saturday night police conducting a vehicular checkpoint made a huge bust.

Cotton Tree resident, Omar Ibanez, 25, was traveling in a green Toyota Corolla when he was stopped at the Red Creek checkpoint.

Police conducted a search of the vehicle which led to discovery of five .9 millimeter pistols and four hundred and fifty rounds of ammunition.

Police have since traced one of the weapons to Guatemala.

When asked if Ibanez was seeking to arm Belize City gang elements police could not make a determination.

Ibanez has since been charged with carrying firearms without a license, ammunition without a license and the illicit trafficking of firearms.


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