Venezuelan remanded for possession of illegal ammo

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A 49-year-old Venezuelan trader who allegedly tried to sell illegal ammunition to an officer attached to the Community Policing Group (CPG) was remanded to prison Wednesday by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

It is alleged that Jorge Omar Guerrero on October 16, 2019 at Arrau, Cuyuni River, Essequibo, he had in his possession 16 12-gauge cartridges live ammunition without being the holder of a firearm license at the time.

With the aid of an interpreter, Guerrero pleaded not guilty to the charge; he was represented by attorney-at-law Rabindra Mohabir who made an application for bail.

The court heard that on the day in question, Guerrero approached a member of the community policing group and attempted to sell him the ammunition but the officer raised an alarm and a search was conducted on Guerrero when the ammo was found in his haversack.

Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail on the grounds that he has no ties to Guyana and is a flight risk.

The Chief Magistrate remanded Guerrero to prison until December 16, 2019, and transferred the matter to the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court.

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