Ex-cop caught with illegal guns, ammo
Police have arrested an ex-cop and his wife following the discovery of illegal guns and ammunition on Saturday.
Police Headquarters reported that ranks were on Anti-Crime Patrol duty at around 10:15 hrs on Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown when they observed John Moore, 23, holding an AR rifle in his right hand and a haversack on his back.
Moore, who lives at East La Penitence and is an ex-Police Constable, began to run in a southern direction after seeing the ranks.
Police said he ran into his yard and quickly took off the haversack from his back, placed the AR rifle inside and threw the haversack into a yard which is owned by a 59-year-old security guard.
The ranks gave chase and Moore was apprehended.
Upon checking the items inside the haversack, an AR rifle was found, with a magazine containing 19 live .223 ammunition. There was also a .223 spent shell.
The Police also found a Glock 9mm pistol with an empty magazine. There was also a .32 magazine without ammunition; Visa and Bank cards from Republic Bank, GBTI, Demerara Bank, and Citizen’s Bank and one National Identification card, all in favour of Moore’s reputed wife, Mellissa Lindo, a 21-year-old businesswoman operating a Boutique at their home address in East La Penitence.
The Police also found a National Identification card of Mellissa’s 45-year-old mother Karen Lindo, a Republic Bank Visa card in favour of Mellissa’s 23-year-old brother Rayon Alves, US$65, a motorcar sensor, a yellow metal chain and a cell phone.
Moore was asked if he had a license to carry the firearms and he said “no”.
He was told of the offences committed and cautioned. The firearms, ammunition and magazines were marked, sealed and lodged and will be taken to the ballistics section for examination.
The rest of the articles were also lodged. His wife was also arrested for questioning.