Labourer found with gun and ammunition

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By Tamara Tucker

RAYFIELD Pickering was on Wednesday sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

It is alleged that on May 13, 2018 at Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, Pickering had in his possession an unlicensed .32 revolver, along with two live rounds, a spent shell and an improvised pistol.

The labourer, who resides at 113 South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara, pleaded guilty to the charge read out to him in court.
The defendant was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment by Magistrate Alicia George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.

In respect of the improvised weapon, investigators are compiling a case file for legal advice.