GPF rank slapped with illegal ammo charge

A 30-year-old rank attached to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was on Thursday slapped with an unlawful possession of ammunition charge, and was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 by Magistrate Faith McGusty when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Courts.
The Police Constable, Romel Cato, of West Bank Berbice, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on December 1, 2018 at Brickdam, Georgetown, he had in his possession 18 rounds of .223 ammunition along with one round of .32 ammunition without being a licensed firearm holder.
Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman, who presented the prosecution’s case, objected to bail being granted, citing the seriousness of the charge as well as the nature and the penalty the charge attracts.
An unrepresented Cato is expected to make his next court appearance on December 14, 2018.