Guns, 170 rounds of ammo found at Vergenoegen house

-motorcycles used in robberies among other items discovered

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Police in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) arrested a couple following the discovery of three unlicensed firearms, 170 rounds of ammunition and other illegal items at their Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) house.

Police Headquarters reported that the discovery was made between 11:50 hrs and 13:30 hrs during a cordon and search exercise on Tuesday.

The suspects have been identified as Delon Osborne called ‘Gizmo’, 35, a labourer of Archer Street Vergenoegen, EBE and the 22-year-old mother of his child, Joyann Sobers.

According to a Police report, ranks decided to search the house after they were tipped off that the couple had narcotics, guns and ammunition in the house.

According to the report, Osborne did not object to the search of his house. In fact, he invited the ranks inside where the search was conducted in the presence of Osborne and Sobers.

The illegal items were discovered in different parts of the house.

According to the Police, a .32 firearm, which contained nine live matching rounds, was found under a mattress; a second gun was found behind a chair in the said bedroom, Police said.

A silver and black .32 firearm with the serial number filed off was found inside a red Victoria’s Secret handbag that was on the bed in the same bedroom. The magazine was removed and it contained 14 live .32 rounds of ammunition.

A further search in the kitchen area unearthed 150 live suspected 9mm rounds of ammunition on the ledge above the back door.

The suspects were asked if they were holders of a firearm license and Police said they responded in the negative.

Two motorcycles, believed to be used in armed robberies in the region, were also found on the premises.

The couple was arrested and escorted to the Leonora Police Station where they were placed in custody pending further investigation and charges.

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