A police constable on sick leave was on Sunday placed under close arrest after he was found gambling with persons of ill repute under a shed in Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara.
He has been identified as Kevon Johnson.
According to a police press release, Johnson was found gambling around 4.30 pm on Sunday and subsequently placed under close arrest.
A search was subsequently carried out on his person and a.32 pistol with ten matching rounds was found concealed in his crotch.
An investigation is ongoing and charges are likely to be laid soon.