Security Guard in Court on Firearm Charges

Forty year old Leroy Salgado, a security guard employed by Anchor Security, was charged with kept firearm and ammunition without a gun license when he appeared on Friday before Magistrate Dale Cayetano.

Leroy Salgado pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded into custody until September 30.

On September 9 police went to Garden Building on Coney Drive, Belize City, where they saw Mr Salgado with a 9 millimeter pistol. The police when they asked Leroy Salgado if he has a license for the firearm he was unable to produce it. As a result, Mr Salgado was charged with the offences. The firearm has a magazine containing 8 rounds of ammunition. Leroy Salgado said that he was on duty at the time, and the firearm he was issued with has a company license.

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