Five arrested with unlicensed firearm and nine matching rounds

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Police on duty at the Mabura Trail have arrested five persons inclusive of a driver after an unlicensed semi-automatic .32 Pistol with nine live matching rounds were discovered in a car in which they were travelling.

News Room was informed that about 22:05 hrs on Saturday, (June 24, 2017), the policemen stopped motorcar GKK 7140 driven by 45-year-old Paul Giddings, of Goed Intent, West Bank Demerara (WBD).

He was in the company of 68-year-old Campton Giddings of 1128 Diamond Scheme, East Bank Demerara and three armed security officers employed by professional guard service; Garvey Peters of 16 Peters Hall, E.B.D, Alvis Moore of Chateau Margot, E.C.D and Michael DeClou, Bachelor Adventure, E.C.D.

A search was conducted on the vehicle, and a black plastic bag was found containing an unlicensed semi-automatic .32 Pistol with nine live matching rounds.

During questioning, Garvey Peters claimed that he found the firearm in an excavator at Frenchman Backdam where they went to repossess the said excavator.

He claimed he showed the firearm to Alvis Moore and they concealed it with an intention to lodge it with the police. However, he agreed that at no time did they told anyone else that they found the firearm nor did they report it to the police until after the discovery.

They are all in custody while the firearm was sealed and lodged to be taken for ballistic tests.

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