One arrested, two wanted for firearm and drug offences

A Belizean Special Constable/Forest Ranger reported that while he and other forest officers were on patrol in the Honey Camp National Park at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 13, they searched a tent that was located on Chiwa Camp located about 2 miles East of Honey Camp Lagoon.  Present during the time of the search were Estevan Chay, Juan Geronimo and Martin Lopez.  The search led to the discovery of a .22 homemade rifle with a magazine containing two .22 live rounds, a coffee bottle containing 64.4grams of cannabis seeds and a crocus sack containing 78.5grams of suspected cannabis. While escorting the men towards the vehicle, Geronimo and Lopez made good their escape.  Police have since arrested and charged 30-year-old Estevan Chay, Belizean labourer of San Jose Village with Kept Prohibited Firearm, Kept Ammunition without a Gun License and two counts of Drug Trafficking.  Police are looking for Juan Geronimo and Martin Lopez pending charges.

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