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Home Affairs Ministry and Police working on new measures to crack down on illegal firearms

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2023. 5:32 pm CST.

By Benjamin Flowers: The Ministry of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries in collaboration with the Belize Police Department is working on measures to address the number of illegal firearms circulating around the country.

In an address given at the National Assembly yesterday during the national budget debate, Minister Kareem Musa explained that despite the major successes of 2022 with respect to the seizure of illegal firearms, the issue remains one of the largest concerns for the police department.

Musa explained that through intelligence-led operations, the department manages to seize 222 illegal firearms, a total of 9,252 rounds of assorted ammunition, and arrested 183 people in connection with those seizures.

“The issue of illegal guns continues to be a huge challenge and we are currently looking at legislation to introduce stiffer penalties and longer prison sentences for the possession of illegal firearms,” Musa said.

Musa did not detail what those stiffer penalties would be. Previous amendments to firearms legislation in Belize empowered police to arrest every occupant of a household if a single bullet was found at the residence.


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