Crime — 23 August 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego

Two men have been remanded to the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville after they were busted with a homemade gun and three 20-gauge shotgun cartridges at about 6:30 Saturday evening, August 17. T

They were taken to the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court today on charges of kept prohibited firearm and kept unlicensed ammunition. They have been remanded until October 25, when they will be returned to court.

The two men, Rudy Amaya, 20, and Bryan Landy Lemus, 21, are both Belizean laborers of the San Martin area of Belmopan. Police say that when they searched Amaya, three 20-gauge shotgun cartridges were found in the right back pocket of his pants.

When they searched the bag that was carried by Lemus, a homemade gun was found in it. Both men were immediately arrested and taken to the Belmopan Police Station, where they were charged with the offences.

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