Ramdat, a fisherman of Grove Sea Dam, East Bank Demerara, is now in Police custody after he was found with an unlicensed firearm in his home.
According to law enforcement officers attached to the Grove Police Station, acting on intelligence received on Tuesday at about 19:00h, they went to Grove Seadam and carried out a search on the premises of Ramdat, a 27-year-old fisherman, who was alone in the house. During the search, a detective found a .32 pistol and magazine hidden on a beam in the roof of the house.
Ramdat was asked if he was a licensed firearm holder, and he replied in the negative. He was told of the offence committed, arrested, and was escorted to the Grove Police Station, where the firearm was dusted for fingerprints.
The fisherman remains in custody, pending charges.
Only two days ago, two men were arrested following the discovery of a 12-gauge shotgun at 79km Unamco Road, Upper Berbice River, Region 10. The discovery was made via an intelligence-led operation by ranks attached to the Kwakwani Police Station.
Acting on information received, the ranks conducted a search on the camp of two men: a 21-year-old labourer of Rosignol, West Coast Berbice and a 30-year-old operator of Upper Berbice River. The 12-gauge shotgun was reportedly found about five feet away from a makeshift tent, wrapped in black plastic.
When questioned, the 21-year-old labourer told the Police that he found the shotgun in the backdam and gave it to the operator to hide.
They are both at the Kwakwani Police Station pending charges. (G9)