Fishermen arrested following discovery of shotgun, ammo

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Police have arrested two fishermen from Corentyne, Berbice, following the discovery of a 16-gauge shotgun and ammunition on Saturday afternoon in Number 63 Village, Corentyne Berbice.

The illegal items were found inside a white “salt bag” which was on top of a seven feet concrete reservoir located in an unoccupied wooden and concrete structure.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that a party of policemen visited the area on Saturday after receiving information and found the two fishermen – ages 22 and 26 – standing next to a tree. A search was conducted on their person but nothing was found.

Acting on further information received, the two fishermen led the policemen to the unoccupied structure where a brown wooden-handle single-barrel 16-gauge shotgun was found inside. A black plastic bag was also found in the ‘salt bag’ where two suspected 16-gauge cartridges were found.

The two fishermen were told of the offences committed, cautioned, and arrested. They were escorted, along with the firearm and ammunition, to the Springlands Police Station. The firearm and ammunition were dusted for latent fingerprints by a rank from the Crime Scene Unit. The firearm and ammunition were marked, sealed, and lodged in the presence of the two suspects.

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