Father, sons remanded on possession of guns, ammo

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Oswald Dass Junior (left) and Ivan Dass. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A pensioner and his two sons were remanded to prison on Friday, February 20 by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine – Beharry for the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

Businessman Oswald Dass Senior, 66, Mechanic Ivan Dass, 33 and farmer Oswald Dass Junior, 21, all of Lot 51 Kuru Kururu, Linden Soesdyke Highway pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Court heard that on Wednesday, February 18 at Kuru Kururu, Linden Soesdyke Highway, they had in their possession one 9 mm pistol when they were not the holder of a valid firearm license.

It is also alleged that on the same day, they had in their possession one 12 gauge shot gun. A third charge detailed that they had in their possession three rounds of 20 gauge cartridges.

Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru told the Court that, acting on information ranks from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) set up a sting operation.

Oswald Dass. [iNews’ Photo]
Undercover ranks made contact with Dass Snr and approached him with marked Guyana currency asking to purchase firearm and ammunition, when he returned with his son, Ivan Dass with the alleged firearm and ammunition.

However, further information received led to the number three defendant Dass Jnr. A search was carried out on his person and the $220,000 marked Guyana currency was found on his possession.

Defense Attorney Asa Shepherd in a bail application told the Court that the money was owned to the trio by the individual, which was handed over in a package. The matter was transferred to Providence Magistrate’s Court for February 24.