Four arrested during raid at Turkeyen apartment building; police seize gun, ammo & ganja


Four persons were arrested on Saturday after a quantity of marijuana, a firearm and matching ammunition were found during an intelligence-led operation by ranks from the Major Crimes Unit.

A statement from Police Headquarters detailed that at about 03:00hrs, ranks went to Section D Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara where a two-story concrete building comprising five apartments is located.

The ranks went to one of the apartments on the lower flat which is being occupied by a 24-year-old shopkeeper and his 20-year-old unemployed brother.

A search was initially carried out in a bedroom but nothing of evidential value was found.

The ranks then carried out a search in another bedroom. There, a bag containing one Glock 9mm pistol, one magazine with four 9mm ammunition, and nineteen .32 rounds of ammunition were found.

There were seventeen transparent plastic bags containing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.

The brothers were told of the offences committed and cautioned. Police said one of them admitted ownership of the items found.

The ranks then went to another apartment which is occupied by a 26-year-old unemployed man and a 22-year-old female snackette attendant.

There, ranks found a black plastic bag containing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis under a chair.

The two suspects were told of the offence committed and cautioned and the male admitted ownership of the narcotic.

They were all arrested and taken to CID Headquarters.

A black Honda CG motor cycle (# CH 5104) which was found at the address was taken to CID Headquarters and lodged also.

The suspected cannabis which was found at the two apartments amounted to 528 grams.

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