Two years jail for unlicensed firearm


Ron Williams, 29, a gold miner of Post Office Street, Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, was on Thursday sentenced to two years in jail after he confessed to having an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in his possession.

The firearm and ammunition found (Photo: Guyana Police Force)

Police Headquarters said Williams appeared before Magistrate Crystal Lambert at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court where he confessed to the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition without a licence. He was sentenced and also fined $200,000.

It was reported that on February 14, at about 15:05hrs, a party of Police ranks, led by an Inspector, were on patrol duty at Araimu Main Road, Region Seven, when they stopped motor pick-up GXX 5497. Williams, along a 22-year-old passenger, were sitting in the front seat.

The ranks requested to search the vehicle when Williams indicated that he had a firearm in the vehicle. The ranks examined the 12 gauge, single-barrel shotgun, which contained the cartridges. The serial number was also filed off.

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