Two Venezuelan nationals were on Thursday remanded to prison after being charged possession of an unlicensed shotgun and ammunition.
Emis N.C. Sevilla, 33, and Manuel Martinez, 23, both appeared in a city court before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, where they were charged with having a 12-gauge shotgun and 15 12-gauge shotgun cartridges without being the owners of a valid firearm licence at the time.
The firearm and ammunition were allegedly found on April 20, at Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni River.
Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of the defendants through the aid of a translator.
According to prosecution’s case, the defendants were observed by police at Eteringbang Landing and a subsequent search on their persons allegedly uncovered the shotgun and ammunition.
The prosecution further stated that the file was incomplete.
Both Sevilla and Martinez were refused bail and the matter was adjourned by the Chief Magistrate to June 20, when it will be called at the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court.