Policeman held in connection with gun and ammo find
 By KNews

The police in Berbice are to seek legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions on how to deal with the five persons including a policeman who are detained in connection with the discovery of a gun in a car.
Four of the men were in the car when the weapon was found but they implicated the policeman who was subsequently arrested.

The car in which the gun and ammunition were found.

Around 15:00 hrs on Thursday a mobile Police Patrol Unit was in the vicinity of Vryheid Street, New Amsterdam, when the ranks noticed a white Toyota Carina AT 192 motor car HB 5559 containing four persons who were acting in a suspicious manner.
The cops immediately pursued and stopped the vehicle, ordered the men out and proceeded to search the car.

The search unearthed one .38 revolver with one live round in the weapon. The weapon was stored in the car pocket behind the driver.
The men who are from the Central Corentyne area were arrested and after being interrogated told investigators that the weapon belongs to the policeman, (one Constable Richmond), who is stationed in Georgetown.
The policeman was detained and questioned, but denied any knowledge of the weapon.
Senior police officials have indicated that there certainly will be charges but who will appear in court depends on the advice of the DPP.

Sunday, February 28, 2010