Buxton man remanded over gun find

A Buxton man was on Monday charged with illegal possession of a revolver when he appeared in a city court.

Deryck Raymond, 22, denied that he was in possession of a .32 revolver, without being the holder of a firearm licence, on May 9 at Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara, when the charge was read by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

According to Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru, police acting on information conducted a stake-out in the area, and observed the defendant.

Deryck Raymond
Deryck Raymond

Mangru said the police approached Raymond and conducted a search that revealed the firearm in his waist, above his left side pants pocket.

Raymond, who told the court that he was a seaman, was remanded to prison.

The case was adjourned to May 16 and transferred to the Vigilance Magis-trate’s Court.

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