Cops among 7 busted with unlicensed gun

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Two members of the Guyana Police Force are among seven men who were caught with a .38 revolver last night at Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara.

A police statement noted that police on mobile patrol intercepted the suspects at around 21:45hrs.

According to the statement, the .38 revolver with a spent shell in its chamber was found in “very close proximity” to the men.

It was noted that one of the cops, who is currently interdicted, is reportedly renting a ‘mobile outlet’ at the said location.a

“It was alleged that the suspects along with others who escaped, were engaged in a game of chance when the patrol approached.”

Meanwhile, in a separate case, ranks of the Criminal Investigations Department last night at about 23:45hrs, arrested a 26-year-old known character in Garnette Street, Albouystown with an unlicensed .32 pistol and eight live matching rounds.

Ballistic tests will be conducted to determine if the weapon was used in the commission of any crime(s), the police noted.

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