Weapon with filed off serial # found onboard boat in Cuyuni River; Cpt. in custody

Police yesterday held a 30-year-old boat captain of Leonora Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, who was found with a silver and black 9mm Pistol without serial number and a magazine containing eleven (11) live rounds of 9mm ammunition, without being the holder of a licence.
According to Police in a statement today, acting on information received, on May 05, 2024, at about 17:00 hours ranks in Police Regional Division #7 conducted an operation at Quartzstone Landing, Cuyuni River during which they observed a metal boat tied to a tree beside the river bank.
The ranks then conducted a search of the boat in his presence. During the search, a red bucket was found beneath the boat’s bow, which was then opened, inside which the weapon was found.
The boat Captain was asked if he was the holder of a valid firearm licence, and he responded, no, according to the Police, after which he was told of the offences committed, cautioned, arrested, and escorted to the Bartica Police Station. The firearm and ammunition have since been marked, packaged, and lodged while the suspect was placed in custody.

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