15 Feb 2006

Senior officials in Northern Marianas face gun possession charges

2:10 pm on 15 February 2006

The acting police director in the Northern Marianas Captain Aniceto Ogumoro has been arrested for illegal possession of a firearm.

His brother, the Department of Public Safety's Range Master, Ambrosio Ogumoro, was also arrested.

Despite objections by the prosecution, both men were released on bail.

A local newspaper, The Marianas Variety, reports that Ambrosio Ogumoro is a weapons specialist and the Department of Public Safety's official armourer.

He is also in charge of the armoury unit and the firearm and criminal records section of the Department.