Major Crimes Unit operation unearths more high powered weapons

Ranks of the Major Crimes Unit, Criminal Investigation Department, Headquarters today conducted an operation and unearthed one (1) AK-47 Rifle and one (1) .223 Ruger Rifle.
According to the officers, both high powered weapons were found, wrapped in plastic garbage bags in an attempt to conceal them, in the corner of a trench.
The high powered weapons unearthed today

The Police say that two persons are currently in custody assisting with the investigation, while the two rifles are currently being examined by the Guyana Police Force’s Firearm Examination Experts.

The success of this operation comes on the heels of officers from the Crimes Unit uncovering on Thursday two high powered rifles, an AK-47 and an M-70 rifle, in the Meten-Meer-Zorg home of a 33-year-old businessman who operates a restaurant in that West Coast Demerara (WCD) community.
The AK-47 and an M-70 rifle found in the businessman’s home

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum had confirmed that the high powered rifles were found, but he could not confirm the calibers. He however, said that members of the Major Crimes Unit have travelled to the area and were questioning the occupant of the house. He also said the weapons have been lodged at the CID Headquarters in Georgetown as investigations continue.

This publication understands that, acting on information received, the police swooped down on the businessman’s house and conducted a search, unearthing the weapons inside a duffer bag, hidden under a commercial gas stove. A source had disclosed that from the condition of the weapons, they probably had not been used in a while.

Based on reports gathered, the suspect might have been keeping the weapons for a known drug dealer.


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