Contractor remanded to prison for gun and ammo possession

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A 49-year-old contractor was on Friday remanded to prison by City Magistrate Leron Daly for gun and ammunition possession.

Julian Dow pleaded not guilty to the two charges, which alleged that on August 18, 2021, at Hinck Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession a Bryco .38 pistol along with five matching rounds of ammunition, without being the holder of a firearm licence at the time.

Dow was represented by attorney-at-law Paul Fung-a-Fat, who made an application for reasonable bail.

Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris told the court that on the day in question, police acting on information went to the CJ Hotel located on Hinck Street, Lacytown.

The .38 pistol and five matching rounds found on Julian Dow (Guyana Police Force image)

While at the location, ranks made contact with Dow, who was a guest in one of the rooms and requested to conduct a search.

Whilst carrying out the search a black one strap bag was found around his shoulder, which when searched, contained the loaded firearm.

According to the prospector Dow was asked if he has a licence to carry the firearm and he said no. He was arrested and charged for the offense.

The prosecutor objected to Dow being released on bail citing the nature, gravity and penalty of the charges.

The Magistrate upheld the prosecutor’s objection, and remanded Dow to prison until September 10.

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