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September 17
14:21 2018

REPORTER: News Staff, –

Through the use of a regional system database, authorities have been able to successfully trace the origin of two of the weapons recovered from a cache found in an empty lot in the Shawville area of San Ignacio Town a week ago.

A source within the Police Department has confirmed that one of the weapons found has been traced to the Salvadoran military and was reported stolen a couple of months ago. Another weapon, a 9mm pistol, was also traced to Guatemala and the remaining two are believed to be from the United States, although that is yet to be confirmed.

The source has also confirmed that while there is circumstantial evidence connecting the cache of weapons to two men who are known to authorities, but it is not enough to warrant charges against them which would stand up in a court of law.

Last week Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch ACP Joseph Myvett commented on the developing investigation involving the discovery of the weapons stash, asserting that ”some questionable or known figures to the Police live within that immediate area where the weapons were found. Hence the reason for the testing. Those weapons were subjected to the forensic department for further analysis.”

The discovery was made by San Ignacio Police on September 6th, when authorities, based on information received, conducted a search inside a bushy lot in the Shawville area where they found a M6 Carbine, a pump 12 shotgun, two nine millimeter pistols, an assortment of live rounds and extended clips and 1,205 grams of cannabis.

Nobody was found in the area and the items were deposited as found property.

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