Crime

Fisherman remanded to jail on gun charges

Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer has remanded Belize City fisherman Karl Heusner Jr., of #7 Berkeley Street, to the Belize Central Prison after he pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of a loaded 0.38 calibre pistol and 113 grams of marijuana, and drug trafficking.

Heusner was unrepresented by an attorney when he appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 28.

Magistrate Frazer set July 30 for his next court appearance.

Officers of Gang Suppression Unit on patrol found the pistol, from which the serial number had been filed off when they searched Heusner  in the Wagner’s Lane area on Saturday, May 26.

Police reported that what appears to be  cannabis fell from his pocket when they caught him after he  tried to run away when he saw the patrol vehicle.

One of the officers  spotted Heusner, who appeared to be acting suspiciously.

Heusner is no stranger to police and is believed to be an affiliate of George Street Gaza.

The Amendments to the Firearm Act require that bail for any firearm and ammunition charge be obtained by applying to the Supreme Court.

 

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