Policeman among three arrested after gun, ammo found in car

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Three persons were arrested Friday night along the Versailles Public Road, West Bank Demerara after police found a gun and matching ammunition in their car.

A statement from Police Headquarters noted that at about 23:45hrs, a Police Sergeant stopped a white old-model Raum motorcar bearing registration number PNN 6297.

The 28-year-old driver of the vehicle, who is a Special Constable and resides at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, had two occupants in the back seat of the vehicle.

Police identified the occupants as a 30-year-old salesman who was sitting behind the driver’s seat, and his 22-year-old girlfriend, a cashier, seated next to him in the back of the vehicle.

The Police Sergeant informed the occupants that he received information that they have guns and ammunition in their possession and he would like to carry out a search, to which they did not object.

On the floor of the vehicle behind the driver seat was one bulky black shoulder bag which, when inspected, had one suspected Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol without serial number, containing three live matching rounds.

A small plastic bag with three 9mm rounds was also found.

The Police Sergeant enquired from the occupants if anyone is a licensed firearm holder and they said no.  They also denied any knowledge of the firearm and ammo.

They were all arrested and escorted to the Parfaite Harmonie Police Station along with the suspected firearm and ammunition.

The suspects were all placed into custody pending further investigation.

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