Unlicensed shotgun, 67 cartridges found on vessel

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A boat captain and a bowman have been arrested following the discovery of an unlicensed 12-gauge shotgun and 67 matching cartridges which were found concealed in the bow of their boat.

Police headquarters revealed on Saturday that a Joint Services exercise, which included ranks of the Police Force, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Coast Guard, stopped and searched the vessel.

The vessel which was searched by the Joint Services [Guyana Police Force photo]
The ranks were operating at the Floating Base located at the Pomeroon River Mouth.

The Captain has been identified as a 28-year-old man of Jacklow, Pomeroon, and the bowman is said to be a 32-year-old resident, also from Jacklow, Pomeroon.

Police said they have admitted ownership of the illegal items and are in custody pending charges.

The 12-gauge shotgun [Guyana Police Force photo]

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