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The Guyana Police Force, in a release, said they found firearm and ammunition in a car, driven by a member of the Force.
According to the police at around 23:45 hrs Friday, a Police Sergeant acted on information received and stopped one white old-model Raum motorcar bearing registration number PNN 6297 at Versailles Public Road, West Bank Demerara.
The 28-year-old driver of the vehicle, who is a Special Constable and resides at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, had two occupants in the vehicle who were sitting in the back seat — a 30-year-old ‘salesman’ who was sitting behind the driver’s seat, and his 22-year-old girlfriend (a cashier) seated next to him in the back of the vehicle. Another small plastic bag had three 9mm rounds inside.
The Police Sergeant then informed the occupants that he received information that they have guns and ammunition in their possession and he would like to carry out a search, to which they did not object.
On the floor of the vehicle behind the driver seat was one bulky black shoulder bag which, when inspected, had one suspected Smith and Wesson 9 mm pistol without serial number, containing three live matching rounds.
The Police Sergeant enquired from the occupants if any of them is a licensed firearm holder and they said no. They also denied any knowledge of the firearm and ammo.
They were all arrested and escorted to the La Parfaite Harmonie Police Station along with the suspected firearm and ammunition.
The suspects were all placed into custody pending further investigation.