Four men were on Saturday arrested after an illegal firearm and ammunition were found in a vehicle they all occupied.
According to Police, at about 00:15h on Saturday, acting on information received they proceeded to Queen and William Streets, Kitty, Georgetown, where a search was conducted on a black motor vehicle, that was parked in the vicinity.
At the time, a 25-year-old security guard of Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown, claimed that he was the driver of the vehicle.
Also, there was a 23-year-old clothes vendor of Back Street, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD), a 32-year-old businessman of Queen Street, Kitty, and a 22-year-old student of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
According to Police, at the time, the 22-year-old was seated in the trunk of the open back vehicle, while the others were standing nearby.
Police said that the driver of the vehicle was informed of the information received, and a search was carried out on the said vehicle. It was then Police unearthed two .32 Taurus pistols with their serial numbers filed off, 43 live .32 rounds of ammunition, and an extra magazine.
These items were found in the front left side passenger seat of the said motor vehicle.
Police said the driver admitted ownership of the items, whilst his companions denied any knowledge of it.
They were all arrested and placed into custody at the Kitty Police Station. The firearm, ammunition and components were sealed, marked and lodged. Investigations are ongoing.