Mazaruni miners busted with unlicenced firearm, ammo

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This twelve-gauge single barrel shotgun and two (2) live matching cartridges were found on the miners

Police say they have arrested two miners who were found with an unlicenced firearm and matching ammunition yesterday at Aruba Backdam, Mazaruni.

Ranks in ‘F’ Division whilst on patrol at Aruba Backdam about 16:20hrs on Monday reportedly stopped and searched two male occupants of an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and found an unlicenced twelve-gauge single barrel shotgun and two (2) live matching cartridges.
The suspects, a 44-year-old Brazilian national of Campbellville, Georgetown and a 25-year-old resident of Kangarooma Village, Middle Mazaruni are being processed for court.
Thus far for this year ranks of “F” Division have retrieved eight (8) unlicenced firearms and all those arrested were charged.

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