Two high powered rifles, an AK-47 and an M-70 rifle, were on Thursday afternoon discovered in the Meten-Meer-Zorg home of a 33-year-old businessman who operates a restaurant in that West Coast Demerara community. Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has confirmed that the high powered rifles were found, but he could not confirm the calibers. He has, however, said that members of the Major Crime Unit have travelled to the area and are questioning the occupant of the house. He also said the weapons have been lodged at the CID Headquarters in Georgetown as investigations continue.
Guyana Times understands that, acting on information received, the police swooped down on the businessman’s house and conducted a search, unearthing the weapons inside duffer bag, hidden under a commerical gas stove. A source has disclosed that from the condition of the weapons, they probably had not been used in a while. Based on reports gathered, the suspect might have been keeping the weapons for a known drug dealer.
Meanwhile, the young man who was arrested on Thursday following the discovery of the high profile weapons will be interrogated and ultimately charged for illegal possession of firearms.