Vreed-en-Hoop businessman arrested with illegal firearm, ammo


Dylan Walker, a 30-year-old businessman of New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara was arrested on Friday after he and three others were found with a black .32 Taurus Pistol, along with a magazine containing 11 rounds of .32 ammunition.

According to a police report, at about 17:00 hrs, an anti-crime patrol at Grove, East Bank Demerara observed a Toyota Tacoma vehicle, PYY 9229, driving dangerously in the vicinity of Jimbo Bridge.

Upon seeing this, the patrol ranks stopped the vehicle, and the driver was instructed to drive to Grove Police Station under escort.

At the station, the driver of the vehicle gave his name as Dylan Walker. The three other occupants in the vehicle included Subrina Rhema, a 26-year-old from Plaisance, East Coast of Demerara.

A search was carried out on the vehicle, but nothing illegal was found. It was then observed that Subrina Rhema had a black handbag, which was searched in her presence and the gun and ammo were found in the handbag.

Rhema was asked if she is a holder of a firearm licence, and she said no. She was then told of the offence committed, arrested and cautioned after which she replied: “Dylan put it in my bag”.

A video and audio interview was subsequently conducted at the Grove Police Station with Rhema and Walker, separately.

Walker stated that he was in possession of the firearm and ammunition when the Police stopped them, and while being escorted to Grove Police Station, he put the firearm in Rhema’s bag. He accepted full knowledge, possession and control of the firearm and ammunition.

Rhema’s story supported that of Walker. She also claimed that she was of the view that Walker was a licensed firearm holder.


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