At about 1930h. last night, police ranks conducted a search on a house at James and Victoria streets, Albouystown, during which four AK 47 magazines and a quantity of spent shells of various calibre ammunition were found.
In a statement today, police said that two men have been arrested and are in police custody assisting with the investigations.
Source say that the finding of the AK 47 magazines is particularly troubling as it harks backs to a period when 30 of the weapons were stolen from the Guyana Defence Force and used in a crime spree that followed. Thirty AK-47s along with five pistols vanished from the GDF’s armoury at the Camp Ayanganna in February 2006. Around 20 of these have since been recovered. During the crime spree several gangs were in operation.
One day after saying that there was not enough evidence for the administration to act, Town Clerk Royston King yesterday dismissed the constabulary officer who is accused of sexually abusing a juvenile in the custody of City Constabulary for misconduct.
Recaptured prison escapee Mark Royden Williams, called ‘Smallie,’ and Sherwin Nero, called ‘Catty,’ were yesterday both indicted for the 2007 murder of Kumar Singh, called ‘Mango Man,’ but their attorney, Nigel Hughes, urged that they be discharged due to the “long time” they have had to wait for a trial.
The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) yesterday signed a contract with S&K Construction Services for $19.2M to improve river defences on the Essequibo coast.
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