Captain, bowman arrested with illegal gun, ammo

first_imgA Joint Services exercise on Friday has resulted in the arrests of a boat captain and his bowman after an illegal weapon and matching ammunition were found in their vessel.The discovery was made sometime around 15:15h at the Pomeroon River mouth, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).According to reports, ranks from the Guyana Police Force, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Coast Guard, who are stationed at the Floating Base in the Pomeroon River, conducted a stop-and-search exercise on the cargo vessel.During the routine check, the ranks unearthed an unlicensed 12 gauge shotgun and 67 matching cartridges concealed in the bow of the boat.The 28-year-old captain and his 32-year-old bowman, who reportedly admitted ownership of the unlicensed weapon and ammunition, are in custody pending charges. Both men are said to be from Jacklow, Pomeroon. The Joint Services exercise was commanded by an Assistant Superintendent of Police.This operation comes two days after three men were intercepted in Georgetown with over 5kg of cocaine, two unlicensed firearms and matching ammunition, along with millions of dollars in local and foreign currencies.The trio was reportedly in the process of transferring a box from one car to another on Wednesday evening when CANU ranks swooped down on them.They were subsequently charged and remanded to prison.last_img

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