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The tables have turned for a chef, who has now found himself in hot water after Police found an unlicensed shotgun along with live cartridges at the mining camp where he works.
Reports are that ranks of F Division (Interior locations) received reports that someone at the mining camp had an illegal weapon. The ranks descended on the camp at Kupang Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) at about 10:00h on Friday and found the man alone.
A search was conducted on the mining camp and the police found an unlicensed shotgun along with 29 live cartridges and an empty cartridge casing. The 38-year-old chef was immediately taken into Police custody where he is said to be co-operating with the police in their investigation.
In February of this year, the police arrested a miner who was found with an unlicensed revolver along with matching rounds of ammunition at Obama Road, Upper Mazaruni.
Reports are that the ranks at the time were acting on information when they conducted a search on the miner and found the .38 revolver along with 10 matching rounds of ammunition.
Also last month, a shopkeeper was also taken into Police custody when he was found to be in possession of a shotgun at the Makari Landing, Upper Mazaruni River.
The Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man was observed by ranks who were on patrol duties to be acting in a suspicious manner.
While he was being approached, he was seen throwing a long object into some nearby bushes. When the said object was retrieved, it was found to be an unlicensed gun.