BDF soldier arrested for unlicensed gun and ammo

In the Western District of Cayo,  another member of the defense authority got in trouble with the law, when he was unable to produce a gun license.

Authorities say that on Tuesday January 27th., Sergeant Eber Navarette attached to the Belize Defence Force was arrested and charged for the possession of a German brand handgun and ammunition without a valid license.

Officer Commanding San Ignacio Police Station Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson gave us more details.


Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson – Officer Commanding San Ignacio Police Station

vlcsnap-2015-01-29-06h31m38s243“Sometime [around] 5:30 pm yesterday, 27 January, San Ignacio Police intercepted Sergeant Navarette who was in San Ignacio Town.  He was intercepted by San Ignacio Police.  Their interception led to the discovery of a German brand pistol and two live rounds. 

Navarette, at the time, was alone when he was intercepted by the San Ignacio Police, which led to his arrest and detention.  [He was] charged for possession of ammunition and an unlicensed firearm.

At the time he was in civilian clothing when we intercepted and arrested him.”


Eber Navarette plead not guilty to the charge and was denied bail. He has since been remanded to the Belize Central Prison until his next court date set for the first week of April.

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