A 63-year-old miner was on Saturday nabbed with a gun along with 23 matching rounds of ammunition at Iruna Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
According to Police reports, ranks were at the time at the man’s camp responding to reports made against him but as they approached him, he threw the gun into a box.
Reports are at about 09:30h, the man originally of Duncan Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was seen lying in a hammock. However, when he noticed the ranks approaching him, he threw the pistol in a nearby carton box. The ranks then descended on the box and uncovered an unlicensed 9mm pistol along with 23 live rounds and two magazines.
The man was taken into Police custody and is currently being processed for court.
A Police statement on Saturday said that the weapon is being tested to determine if it was used in the commission of a crime.
Investigations are continuing.