Father of 3 remanded to prison for possession of firearm, ammo

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A father of three was today remanded to prison when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer two charges which includes possession of an unlicensed .32 revolver and possession of four .32 live rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a license.

Twenty – Seven – year old Anthony Primo; a laborer of West Ruimveldt Georgetown pleaded not guilty to both charges. The police prosecutor related to the court that on July 25 at Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara; ranks were on patrol in the area when the defendant was seen acting in a suspicious manner and went into a yard which housed a game shop.

The prosecutor said the ranks followed the man who was seen taking out a firearm from his pants pocket and placed it into a trash bin. According to the prosecutor, the ranks retrieved the weapon from the bin and conducted a search on the accused in which four .32 live round of ammunitions were found in his pants pocket.

Based on the seriousness of the offence, the prosecutor objected to bail. Anthony Primo will make his next court appearance on August 08. [Royan Abrams]

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