Ex – Police Officers remanded to prison for unlawful possession of Firearm, Ammo

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Former Police Officers, Jarrel Huntley (left) and George Valledares. [iNews' Photo]
Former Police Officers, Jarrel Huntley (left) and George Valledares. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two ex-police officers who were charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition, were remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on Wednesday, March 12.

Jarrel Huntley, 27 of Lamaha Springs, Greater Georgetown and George Valledares, 35 of Third Street Alexander Village, Georgetown, both pleaded not guilty to three separate charges.

The first charge alleged that on Tuesday March 11 at Camp and Barrack Streets, Georgetown, they had one 9 mm Glock pistol, when they were not holders of a firearm licence.

The second charge alleged that on the same day, they had 14 live rounds of matching ammunition. The third charge alleged that on the same day, they made use of threatening language to Surrendra Etwaroo.

Attorney – at – Law, Bernard DaSilva in association with Patrice Henry represented the duo. DaSilva said both men are employed with Annabel Offshore Services and requested bail in a reasonable sum stating that it is a toy gun.

Police Prosecutor, Joel Ricknauth objected to bail and told the Court that the gun is in fact a real one and not a ‘toy gun’ as is being claimed by the defence.

The Prosecutor said as it relates to the threatening language charge, both defendants threatened to harm the virtual complainant’s family if he did not repay them the money he owed for a cellular phone.

Attorney Henry in his remarks to the Court said that the VC and the accused are all business partners and found it strange that the defendants made threats over a cellular phone.

The men were granted $30,000 bail each on threatening language charge but were remanded to prison for the other offences. The case will be called again on March 28.

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