Haslington man busted with illegal firearm in interior
A 26-year-old man of Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was taken into Police custody after he was caught with an illegal firearm and matching ammunition on Thursday at the Tiger Creek area, Purini Road, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
Police preliminary investigations revealed that the man was found with a .32 Taurus pistol and two live rounds of matching ammunition during a search on his person.
Reports stated that ranks were on patrol duties in the area when they observed the man sitting in front of a shop.
As a result, the ranks approached him and conducted a search during which the gun and ammunition were discovered stashed in a haversack he was carrying at the time.
He was subsequently arrested and is assisting Police with their investigations.
Only recently, a 61-year-old Charlotte Street, Bourda, Georgetown resident was nabbed with a .38 revolver and five matching rounds of ammunition on the western end of the Demerara Harbour Bridge.
Police in their release said at the time of the discovery, the suspect was driving a car and acting in a suspicious manner.
As a result, a party of policemen, led by a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer decided to stop him and conduct a search on his person and the vehicle he was driving.
It was during the search that the illegal weapon and ammunition were discovered. The Georgetown resident was arrested and taken into Police custody.