Labourer, unemployed men found with guns

A LABOURER employed at a workshop at 4 Miles Arakaka, North West District was on Sunday evening taken into police custody after he was allegedly found to be in possession of an unlicensed .32 pistol and 17 matching rounds.Police sources from the division stated that the man was being investigated for alleged threats he made to a female during an argument. It was reported that the man whipped out a gun and threatened to shoot the woman who then reported the matter to the police. The police quickly accompanied the woman back to the scene where the incident took place.
They confronted the man and after questioning him about the weapon he had in his possession, the man took police ranks to an area behind a building where two black water tanks are located. The gun was reportedly hidden between the two tanks along the matching rounds. He told police ranks that he purchased the gun from an Amerindian resident but he did not know the man.
The man was promptly cautioned and arrested. He is expected to be brought to the city where he will appear before a magistrate to answer to the charge of unlawful possession of a weapon and ammunition without being a licensed firearm holder.
Meanwhile, in New Amsterdam an unemployed man was arrested yesterday morning following a search on his person when police found an unlicensed weapon and two rounds.
According to a police press statement, ranks at the time were on a mobile patrol and came into contact with the man on Main Street, New Amsterdam.
A search was carried out and ranks found a Beretta pistol and two rounds. The man was cautioned and taken into police custody.
Yesterday police sources said that the man is not known to them and up to press time their records had not indicated that he had any brushes with the law. He is expected to appear in court today charged with being in unlawful possession of a weapon and ammunition. (Leroy Smith)


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