Former CANU Officer remanded for illegal possession of firearm, ammo

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Roberto Cosburg was remanded to prison. [iNews' Photo]
Roberto Cosburg was remanded to prison. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Roberto Cosburg, a former Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) officer was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The defendant, a 30-year-old man businessman of Lot 117 Third Street, Albertown, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to both charges, one of which alleged that on Wednesday, April 9 atDurban and Princes Street, he had in his possession one semi – automatic silver Smith and Western Pistol, without being the holder of a firearm license.

It is also alleged that on the same day at Durban and Princes Street, he had in his possession eleven live rounds of ammunition.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that the defendant was observed behaving in a suspicious manner as he was seen by a police rank throwing something in a nearby trench. The officer followed him and found the said weapon in the trench.

Cosburg was represented by Attorney – at – Law, Gordon Gilhuys, who said his client denies any knowledge of having such weapon.  He further argued that the accused was playing dominoes and there are several persons to testify in the matter.

Bail was refused and the accused will re – appear in Court on April 28.

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