GPF rank charged with illegal possession of AK-47


The rank attached to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was yesterday charged with the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Thirty-six year-old Shavon Marks on February 28, 2017 was allegedly in possession of one AK-47 assault rifle and 40 live rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm license.

Police prosecutor related that on the day in question, ranks received reports that the accused was planning to sell a firearm. As such, a sting operation was reportedly set up. Shortly after, Marks was seen handing over a package to an individual outside of the Tactical Services Unit headquarters at Eve Leary, and the man drove away shortly after.

Police reportedly followed the vehicle and subsequently intercepted it, retrieving the firearm and ammunition. Marks was later arrested and charged with the offense.

The Magistrate denied bail to the accused and he was remanded to prison. He is expected to reappear on March 22, 2017 when the matter is set to continue.


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