Police ranks in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) have apprehended a 23-year-old man after finding him with a 12-guage shotgun and matching ammunition. The incident took place at approximately 13:30h on Tuesday at the Morawa Backdam.
According to Police reports, the ranks were responding to a report of simple larceny at Morawa Backdam involving a 61-year-old businessman of Fourth Avenue, Bartica. Upon arriving at the backdam and receiving information, the ranks proceeded to a camp, where they located the suspect.
A search was conducted on a draw-string bag he had in his possession, and it revealed two live 12-gauge cartridges and one 12-gauge casing.
When questioned about the whereabouts of the firearm, the suspect led the ranks to his sleeping area and surrendered a brown 12-gauge shotgun. However, the serial number had been filed off and the maker’s name was not visible.
He was subsequently arrested and escorted to the Bartica Police Station, along with the firearm and ammunition.