Ranks of the Guyana Police Force, via intelligence gathering and with the support of ‘ACE’ the explosives and firearms detection dog, were yesterday able to unearth an unlicenced firearm hidden in the side panel of a taxi driver’s vehicle.
According to the Police in a statement they initially conducted a search of the Tuschen, East Bank Demerara, taxi driver and his motor vehicle but came up empty handed.
After the initial search, ranks decided to impound the vehicle at the Brickdam Police Station and utilise one of its sniffer dogs trained in the detection of firearms and explosive devices.
The canine arrived with its handler and in the presence of the driver and other ranks, led them to the left front door panel, which when opened revealed an unlicenced .38 Smith and Wesson revolver with five (5) live matching rounds.
The driver has since been taken into custody.