Man, 63, held with gun, ammo

Police yesterday arrested a 63-year-old man after he was found in his camp in the Cuyuni River with an illegal gun and ammunition by ranks who were investigating a report of threats made against him.

According to a police press release, the police seized an unlicensed 9mm pistol, 23 live matching rounds as well as two magazines for the said firearm.

It stated that ranks responding to a report of threats made against the suspect, approached his camp about 09:30 hours. The sexagenarian who the release said was resting in a hammock upon seeing the ranks quickly tossed the pistol into a box in which the ammunition and the firearm components were also found.

The Duncan Street, Kitty resident is currently being processed for court.

The unlicensed 9mm pistol, 23 live matching rounds and two magazines, which were seized by police yesterday (Photo courtesy of the Guyana Police Force)

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