Man, 72, remanded for possession of unlicensed firearm, ammunition


George Aubrey Archer, a 72-year-old pensioner of Suddie Public Road, Essequibo Coast, has been charged with the possession of a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without a license.

He was arrested on Thursday last at Onderneeming Sand Pit, Essequibo Coast after Police found him to be in possession of a .32 Taurus pistol and one magazine with 17 live .32 rounds of ammunition.

On Monday, the case was heard at the Charity Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Esther Sam, where the two charges were read to the defendant, and he pleaded not guilty to both charges.

The prosecutor objected to bail and the defendant was remanded to prison.


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