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Ex-cop charged with gun offence

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 18, 2021– A former police officer, Darrell “Tutsi” Usher, son of Minister of State in the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Logistics, Hon. Gilroy Usher, was detained by police for two gun offences this weekend.

By all indication, no charges have been brought against him, but a police report issued this evening does state that Usher “was detained for the the offenses of “kept unlicensed firearm” and “kept unlicensed ammunition” after being found with an Aguila 9mm pistol not licensed to him.

When he was approached by police in the Fabers Road Extension area, Usher declared that he had in his possession a 12-gauge shotgun and a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol, for both of which he had a license. He declared having a third gun under the passengerside seat— an Aguila 9 mm — which was not license to him.

Unconfirmed reports are that the pistol is the property of a WPC, who is allegedly the girlfriend of Kareem Beeks, the person charged with Giovani Augustine’s murder which also occured on Saturday, October 16, the day Usher was charged. Beeks is said to be a resident of the Faber road as well.

Usher is reportedly being represented by attorney Richard “Dickie” Bradley.

He is claiming that the Police Department had solicited his assistance in recovering the murder weapon. According to local reports, he has shared that he was stopped and searched by police before he was able to take the gun into the police station.

Usher is to be arraigned and is expected to spend some days at the Belize Central Prison before applying for Supreme Court bail.

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