Security Guard Charged for Unlicensed Gun Magazine

vlcsnap-2014-04-28-17h49m49s72The nature of the job of a security guard often involves – hopefully without injury or fatality – the use of a firearm.

However, a Belize City security guard was read charges in court today for unlawfully possessing a gun magazine that was surplus to his job requirements.

34 year old Mauricio Perez, who works with K&D Security, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith this morning charged with keeping ammunition without a gun license. On April 22, police recovered from Perez a black magazine containing seven live rounds of 9 mm. ammunition.

He was remanded into custody until June 17 over the objections of his attorney, Natalia Myles of Michel Chebat and Company law firm.

Myles told the court that her client was unlawfully and unconstitutionally held in police custody since April 22 – six days ago, and was only just brought to court today, a violation, she said, of his constitutional rights.

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