Trio escape as alert traffic cop finds sub-machine gun in taxi

– driver held

A traffic officer yesterday morning made an unexpected discovery while carrying out his daily routine at Line Path, Corentyne, Berbice.

The officer discovered a sub-machine gun (SMG) and two empty magazines according to a police press release, in a motor vehicle heading towards New Amsterdam.

Information from sources said that around 7.30 am, an officer was directing traffic as normal when he observed motor vehicle HB 7123 in which the three passengers were acting in a suspicious manner. Upon observing the behavior, the policeman asked the men to step out of the car. Three men exited the car and escaped.

A search was conducted on the motor vehicle in which the weapon was found in a haversack, said the police press release.

The driver was taken into police custody. However, according to the source, he has so far told investigators that he was hired by the men who ran away to take them to Georgetown.

The driver is currently assisting with investigations at Springlands police station.

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