Miner charged with illegal possession of gun, ammunition

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The accused: Ewart George. [iNews Photo]
The accused: Ewart George. [iNews Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 22 – year – old miner of Bel Air Village, Greater Georgetown, was remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on firearm and ammunition charges.

Ewart George pleaded not guilty to the charges, one of which alleged that on May 13 at Bel Air Village, he had in his possession one .38 revolver without being a holder of a firearm license.

Particulars of the other offence stated that on the same day, he also had in his possession three live rounds of .38 ammunition.

Police Prosecutor Joel Ricknauth told the Court that on the day in question, Police were on patrol when they stopped motorcar HC 2240 and requested to carry out a search. At the same time, the defendant was seated at the front left side passenger seat and checks were made when the alleged weapon was found on the flooring of the defendant’s seat.

George is expected to re – appear in Court on Friday, May 16.

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