Unlicensed guns, ammo found; several arrested


Police have arrested several persons in connection with the discovery of several unlicensed guns and ammunition.

At about 01:10hrs on Sunday, police on a mobile patrol in ‘A’ Division arrested an occupant of a public transportation vehicle after an unlicensed .38 revolver with five live rounds was found on his person, during a search of the vehicle at Sussex and Smyth Streets.

Meanwhile, at about 01:12hrs, yesterday police in ‘C’ Division arrested a 33-year-old labourer of South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara (ECD) at Victoria Road, Plaisance, ECD with an unlicensed .32 revolver with two live rounds and a spent shell concealed in his crotch. An improvised pistol was also found in a haversack he was in possession of, a police statement noted.

Additionally, police in ‘F’ Division yesterday at about 10:45hrs. detained a 38-year-old housewife of Carabese Hill, Bartica and subsequently her 42-years-old husband, following the discovery of an unlicensed single barrel shotgun and twenty-five live cartridges at their mining camp, located at Big Hope Backdam, Waini River.

The suspects are all being processed for court.

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