[www.inewsguyana.com] – Officer attached to the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard, Kevin Valladores on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to the offence of possession of firearm and ammunition.
The court heard that the items are the property of the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard. He pleaded not guilty to the offenses.
It is alleged that the accused, of Lot 25 Amelia’s Ward, Linden had in his possession one .32 pistol and 50 live rounds of .32 9mm ammunition on July 20, 2015.
The Prosecution did not object to bail but noted that during the discovery of the items, the GDF Officer was part of a training session and failed to return the gun and ammunition to its station; instead he took the items home.
iNews understands that the authorities were made aware of this and they were further informed that the accused made plans to sell the gun and ammo.
During a sting operation, Valladores was later cautioned, arrested and charged with the offences and was held for 42 days after being caught.
He was granted $75,000 bail and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on November 17 at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.