Weapons, ammunition found

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At about 02:00hrs this morning, (Wednesday, May 10, 2017) a party of policemen uncovered a number of ammunition and a .32 H&R Magnum Taurus Revolver at a house in Linden.

News Room learnt that the ranks went to the home of a logger, Avmed Dial called ‘Bucko’, age 41 years, of 5034 Phase ‘2’ Amelia’s Ward, Linden following information received.

On arrival, it was observed that Dial lives in a two storey wooden and concrete house. He was contacted and told of the police presence, after which a search was conducted.

Found under the floor on the beam, a box containing 20 .32 ammunition, further search in a pen with scrap metal at the back of the yard unearthed a .32 H&R Magnum Taurus Revolver and six rounds of .32 ammunition in a black plastic bag concealed among the scrap metal.

Dial was told of the offense committed, arrested and cautioned. He denied any knowledge of the firearm and ammunition found but was taken into custody at the Mackenzie Police Station.

Additionally, at about 09:30hrs yesterday (Tuesday, May 09, 2017), a black and silver .380 caliber pistol and five live matching rounds of .380 ammunition were seized on Vlissengen road, Georgetown.

According to information received, two Constables were on bike patrol duty heading south on the eastern carriageway of Vlissengen road, when they observed a black CG motorcycle with two persons acting in a suspicious manner and they gave chase. The Motorcycle was being ridden by a male of African descent while the pillion rider was a male of East Indian descent.

The ranks indicated to the men to pull over, however, they continued riding in the said direction. It was in the vicinity of Popeyes fast food outlet that the pillion rider pulled from his pants waist what appears to be a firearm and tossed it to the western parapet in some bushes.

The rank then stopped and conducted a search in the said area, where he unearthed a black and silver .380 caliber pistol containing magazine with five live matching rounds of .380 ammunition.

The suspects managed to escape while the firearm was lodged at the Kitty Police Station.

Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.

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