Two men jailed for three years each over firearms

Anthony Lamazon

Two men were yesterday sentenced to three years in jail after they pleaded guilty to having two firearms and live rounds in their possession.

On Monday, during a stop and search exercise, three men were found in possession of two 9mm pistols, three magazines and 58 live rounds.

They were subsequently arrested and charged and appeared yesterday at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.

Munesh Ramsarup

Anthony Lamazon, 34, a labourer of Grant Cullen Lower Pomeroon along with Munesh Ramsarup, 27, a labourer from Charity Back Street, Essequibo Coast both appeared before Magistrate Esther Sam to answer to the charges.

Both Lamazon and Ramsarup were charged individually for possession of firearm without a licence and possession of ammunition without a licence. They were also charged jointly with the same two charges for the guns and ammunition.

The men both pleaded guilty and were sentenced to three years behind bars and fined $100,000 on each offence.  

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