Stolen boat engines, ammo found during Berbice raid

The Police have found two Yamaha outboard engines – one of which had been reported stolen during a raid at Paraway, Berbice River, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).

The ammo found during the raid

According to Police, the raid was conducted between 06:00h and 13:00h in Sand Hill, Hururu and Paraway, Berbice River.
During the raid, ranks approached the home of a 20-year-old man of Paraway, Upper Berbice River, but as the Police closed in he fled the area through thick bushes.
However, during his escape, the man reportedly dropped his haversack which when searched by ranks contained twenty-four .45 calibre rounds, one .38 round, two 12-gauge cartridges and one .45 calibre magazine.
Meanwhile, a further search carried out on the house of the 20-year-old suspect led to the discovery of two Yamaha outboard engines – one 15 and one 40-Horsepower (HP), in his room.
Police in a statement said that the 15-HP Yamaha engine had been reported missing between March 16 and 17, 2020, at Hururu, Berbice River.
The items were taken to the Aroaima Police Station.
Meanwhile, the robbery victim was contacted and he positively identified the 15-HP Yamaha outboard engine to be his own.
The other articles including the ammunition were lodged at the station, pending investigation.
The suspect is yet to be apprehended.
In January of this year, during a raid at De Veldt Savannah, Upper Berbice River, ranks discovered three cannabis farms that measured about 15 acres and contained roughly 600,000 ganja plants ranging from six inches to five feet in height. In addition, six make-shift camps were found.
The camps were reportedly occupied by three men who ran into the bushes and escaped upon seeing Police.
A search was conducted in the area during which one 12-gauge single-barrel shotgun along with two live 12-gauge cartridges and one empty shell were found.
In addition, a quantity of cannabis was found wrapped in transparent plastic bags. When the illicit substance was weighed, it amounted to 40 pounds.
The camps and ganja plants were destroyed by fire. No arrests were made. (G15)