Brazilian made guns most seized in Guyana – Crime Chief



By Leroy Smith

Crime Chief, Leslie James
Crime Chief, Leslie James

[] – Crime Chief Leslie James has revealed that in the past three years, the Guyana Police Force has been seizing illegal weapons which are made in neighbouring Brazil.

The Crime Chief told reporters on Monday, November 17 that between 2009 to October 31, 2014, the types of weapons seized and which were determined to be illegally obtained are mostly pistols and revolvers.

He added that 35 percent of the weapons seized were revolvers while pistols were recorded at 34 percent and have been determined as the preferred choice of weapons for criminals in society.

As it relates to the origin of the weapons seized between 2012 and 2014, the Crime Chief said that weapons from Brazil lead the way while those out of the United States followed closely.

Police records have shown that Brazilian type weapons were the choice of criminals and in 2012 the Police Force was able to seize a total of 111, while in 2013 the number decreased to 100.

The United States type weapons have been recorded at 33 in number for 2012 and 18 for the year 2013. He believes that the weapons from Brazil might be trafficked through Guyana/Brazil border.

James also pointed out Brazilians who travel to Guyana illegally for mining purposes with their weapons on them. iNews understands that those weapons usually make their way into the city and are usually confiscated by the police during raids and other operations.




  1. Your wish is my command, You hing for a lot, but look in the mirror everyday and not only me but all the readers can see how brain dead and RACIST you are, its even a shame for me to respond to you, You are a true PPP crab inews can stop me but you will still be the TRUTH every time you comment its all about you and (INDIAN) and i bet when you were flying out it was not to india, are you aware all you colie fools dressing and walking and trying to do everything just like the nation you hate, drop down pants,hat to the side,playing rasta,and crime you master it, even the women dont want u kind thats why u hate so much, your PPP even copy LFSB style of running a country, DIG-TATE, do not mention the word if you do not live it, RACIST you live it

  2. man gets 4 years for killing wife..u asking me if its fair…u wont ask me if u really ready what i said…ask the law makers since i am thing i payers wont mind footing the bill for what i asked the law to do..

  3. Gray the law has to do more work, crime will never stop but can be reduced a great lot, remember lots of ppl have to match the criminals, not every person has a gun permit,and he or she has everything to protect, the problem with Guyana is many criminals go before the COURTS time and time again for the same offence, nothing but a couple of day relaxing in Camp Street, and they back out, Gray the courts work for its own ppl, as long as you are found commiting any gun crime like so many of them in GT your case should be simple????? When these criminals shoot they have very little respect for life, too many hard working ppl suffer, tome to remove the criminals that use the JAIL as a Tourist Resort, Tuff on RUA, and you must remember lots of the criminals in the force too, they work hand in hand with the criminals, its a very tuff job for any government,

  4. Mr Gray what you say is not. Going to solve the problems a man robbed with a gun he get 12 to 15 year in prison, a person have cocaine they just get 5year, do you think that’s fair, to many Brazilian are living in Guyana, Guyana is not the country i used to know,

  5. Crime Chief Leslie James has revealed that in the past three years, the Guyana Police Force has been seizing illegal weapons which are made in neighbouring Brazil. Ok if thats the fact then why not try denting the criminal enterprise..
    Make the law a very simple one…Once found with with an illegal gun in your possession charged and found guilty you spend the rest of your natural life in jail.
    Simple…the law is not stupid…u use an illegal gun to commit a crime you go to jail for use an illegal weapon to rob and kill others you get your god darn neck broken by the law stupid!


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