Crime — 08 August 2014 — by Rowland A. Parks
GSU firearm bust lands Rivero Street resident behind bars

BELIZE CITY—The Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) arrested a Rivero Street resident and charged him with possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlicensed ammunition last night, Monday.

Glenford Bain, Jr., 25, a construction worker and resident of 3834 Rivero Street, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith today and pleaded not guilty to the two firearm offenses.

Smith remanded him to the Belize Central Prison until his next court date on September 30.

According to police, last night they received a report of shots being fired in the Neal Pen Road area around 11:00 p.m.

The GSU was dispatched to the area and they proceeded to do foot patrol around the general area from where the shots were fired.

Police spotted Bain, who was in the company of two other men. Bain was observed taking an object from under the waist of his pants and putting it between the blocks of a cement fence.

A GSU officer apprehended the men and took Bain back to the area where he had put the object that he had removed from his pants.

The object turned out to be a black .9mm handgun, a CZ-75 brand, which was loaded with 9 rounds, one of which was a GFL brand hollow point.

The words “Gilly Guny” and “SSG” were engraved on the hand grip of the pistol. “SSG” is the acronym for South Side Gangsters.

If convicted, Bain could be sentenced to a minimum of 5 years for the firearm and 5 years for the ammunition.

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