Bartica businessman nabbed with ecstasy, gun & ammo at Itaballi

A businessman was on Monday intercepted with a quantity of ecstasy pills, one pistol and several live rounds of ammunition at Itaballi checkpoint in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazarunui).

The ecstasy pills found on the businessman

Based on reports received, the 28-year-old man from Bartica who was driving an All-Terrain Vehicle was stopped at the checkpoint by police ranks.
The ranks requested his driver’s licence and the documents for the vehicle but he related that he did not have a driver’s license.
This prompted the officers to search his belongings and vehicle during which 40 pills suspected to be amphetamine (ecstasy) were discovered in the haversack he was carrying.
A further search on the ATV unearthed a pistol branded “Springfield Armory USA,” bearing serial #US979040 on the frame, along with 10 live rounds of 9mm ammunition.
The businessman was told of the offense committed, cautioned, and arrested. Investigations are ongoing.