Amnesty extension nets 29 additional guns

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Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan (left), Crime Chief Wendell Blanum and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo. [iNews' Photo]
Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan (left), Crime Chief Wendell Blanum and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The 14 days extension of the initial one month gun amnesty programme by the government has so far been able to gather an additional 29 illegal weapons.

This was confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum during an interview with iNews on Monday.

According to Blanhum, weapons continue to come in slowly but the Guyana Police Force appreciates the turning over of these weapons.

He further went to give a total number of weapons which were handed over as 171 to date, since the amnesty programme was opened on September 1st for one month and received an additional two weeks extension.

The amnesty ends on October 14 and it is expected that there will be no further extensions.

The police and the Ministry of Public Security have made it clear that once the amnesty program comes to an end, persons found in possession of illegal arms and ammunition will be dealt with according to the law.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. If this method (amnesty) is bearing good fruit ,it should be continued . That is basic common sense……..This will make a positive impact on the future reduction of gun crime and its related social ills…..don’t stop it now.

  2. hmmmmm i wonder how far they had to go to get this 29 additional guns ??, or who they threaten to give it up.

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