Two businessmen arrested following discovery of gun, ammo and marijuana


Two businessmen from Linden and Diamond, East Bank Demerara respectively have been taken into custody, early this morning after an unlicensed shotgun, three live cartridges and a small quantity of cannabis were found in their places of business, at Omai Landing, Region 8, during separate raids.


Police say at around 02:30hrs police ranks acting on information swooped down on a shop at Omai Landing and conducted a search during which a twelve gauge shotgun and three live cartridges were found.


The 59 –year-old businessman of Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD, who was present, admitted to ownership of the firearm and ammunition and will appear in court soon.


Police acting on further information, went to a shop at Omai Landing about 03:00hrs and conducted a search during which 29 grammes of Cannabis were found in small zip-lock packages.



The 49 –year- old business owner who hails from One Mile, Wismar, Linden and who was present, claimed ownership of the illegal substance. He too will appear in court shortly.



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