Mark Griffith, a miner of Linden and Jake Marks, 27 of Parfaith Harmonie, West Bank Demerara were charged as they appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday.
Both men pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 19 2017, at Duncan Street, Georgetown they were in possession of a firearm without being the holder of a firearm licence.
However, Griffith was also charged with fraudulent imitation of the identification of motorcar PNN 1154 and motorcar PVV 3532. He also pleaded not guilty to that charge.
The attorney representing Marks told the Court that on the day of the incident, her client who is a taxi driver picked up two passengers inclusive of Griffith at “C” Field Sophia.
However, while taking them to their destination, the car was stopped and checked by Police Officers when the gun was found.
Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves objected to bail being granted for the possession charge.
Marks was placed on $100,000 bail for the fraudulent imitation charge while both men were remanded on the possession charge.
They will return to Court on June 12 2017.
On the day of their arrest, the men were nabbed in a motor car bearing fake plates and were said to be en route to commit a robbery.
A search conducted on the vehicles and the police unearthed several items that are mainly used in the commission of a robbery. The Police also reportedly discovered an illegal gun and several matching rounds of ammunition, as well as number plates in the vehicles.
The men were reportedly travelling in a Toyota Carina 212 and a Toyota Allion.