Divers find gun – possibly used to kill Helmin Wiels

POSTED: 06/16/14 11:21 PM

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – During a search in the Waaigat in Curacao divers found a firearm on Saturday morning, Leoni Leidel-Schenk reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Investigators are examining the weapon to see if this is possibly the gun that was used to assassinate Pueblo Soberano-leader Helmin Wiels on May 5 of last year. Guillano Schoop, the spokesman for the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Willemstad confirmed this.

“This morning (Saturday – ed.) Team Magnus, the Detective Collaboration Team RST and the Dutch National Team Underwater Searches have been looking for the weapon in the Waaigat,” Schoop said. “Further investigation will have to establish whether this is the murder weapon.”

The teams conducted the search after Team Magnus received new tips. Schoop declined to reveal the source of the tips. Earlier this year there was also a search for the weapon in the Waaigat, but on that occasion divers found nothing. That search was based on a tip from the wife of the alleged shooter, Elvis Kuwas, aka Monster.

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