2 arrested with gun, ammo in Charlestown

A 38-year-old man of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown and a 20-year-old of Campbellville Housing Scheme, Georgetown, who attempted to evade law enforcement were on Thursday nabbed after the motor car in which they were

The gun and ammunition found after the car crashed

travelling crashed into a utility pole.
Based on reports received, a mobile patrol was in the Charlestown area when they observed the suspicious movement of a motor car bearing registration number PWW 149 and it was being driven by a “known character”, while another man was seated in the back seat .
As the patrol approached the vehicle in the vicinity of Russell and Howes Streets, Charlestown, the Police ranks signalled the driver to stop, but instead he

The mangled car after the accident

accelerated and subsequently crashed into a utility pole on Link Street.
The occupants were ordered to exit the vehicle during which the driver dropped a firearm, which was immediately retrieved and found to be a .38 Smith and Wesson Revolver with a live round in its chamber. As such, both men were arrested and are being grilled at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).