A Belize City woman is facing the long arm of the law after officers of the Special Branch Unit and Crimes Investigation Branch attached to the Orange Walk Police Formation conducted a search on the bus she was travelling in this morning and found several rounds of ammunition in a knapsack she was carrying. Reports to CTV3 News indicate that acting on information received the cops intercepted a Tillett’s bus which was travelling from Corozal to Orange Walk between miles 55 and 56 on the Philip Goldson Highway near the Bypass.
Searches were conducted an inside a black knapsack being carried by the 30 year old woman from Hattieville Village in the Belize District police found a rectangular parcel with transparent wrappings containing 5 boxes. Inside each of those boxes police found (50) 9mm Luger S and B 17 live rounds of ammunition. If you do the math she woman was carrying a total of 250 rounds. The female was detained and escorted to the Orange Walk Police Station pending charges of kept ammunition without a gun license. Since she has not been charged we are unable to release her name.