Police were able to take another gun off the streets of Belize City today, and this time they might have also prevented a planned criminal act from occurring. According to Deputy Commander Chester Williams, police officers were patrolling Albert Street this morning when they began to pursue a young man who looked suspicious. The young man was able to evade officers, but a search in the immediate area led to the discovery of a firearm. Williams says that he believes the young man was in the area to perpetrate criminal activities.
Chester Williams, Deputy Commissioner of Police: This morning the police were able to recover one firearm off the streets that occurred in Albert Street area. The police were in pursuit of a person who was seen looking suspiciously and the person managed to elude the police and when the police searched an area, the police came across one 9mm pistol. We believe that it was with the person and he may have been in Albert Street to try to perpetrate something, and again with the vigilance we were able to avoid him executing what he may have had planned for in Albert Street. And on Tuesday we had the recovery of two firearms on Regent Street, two 9mm pistols as well. And again our operations continue, particularly in the Port Loyola area with a view to be able to retrieve or seize from off the street as much firearm as we can, after all the firearms, the illegal firearms are creating problems for us. And we want to applaud those persons who have been kind in assisting police with information that have led to the removal of those firearm off the streets.