A man was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with stealing and being in possession of a semi-automatic pistol and several rounds of ammunition.
Colwin McKenzie, 27, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who read three charges to him in Georgetown.
The first charge alleged that on September 17th, at Quartz Stone Backdam, Cuyuni River, McKenzie stole a Glock semi-automatic pistol, valued at $250,000 and 18 9mm rounds, valued at $4,320, which were all the property of Brian Stephens.
It was further alleged that on September 19th, at Quartz Stone Backdam, Cuyuni River, McKenzie was in possession of the pistol. The final charge stated on the very date, he had 18 9mm rounds of ammunition in his possession without being the holder of a licensed firearm.
McKenzie denied the charges levelled against him.
According to facts presented by the prosecution, the defendant admitted to the police to burying the items. The court also heard that the items were recovered but the file relating to the matter is incomplete.
Chief Magistrate McLennan subsequently remanded the accused to prison and adjourned the matter until October 11th, when it is expected to be called at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.