More guns, ammo handed over to police as amnesty period nears end

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Some of the weapons handed over. [iNews' Photo]
Some of the weapons handed over. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – More illegal guns and ammunition are being handed over to the Guyana Police Force as government’s amnesty period is nearing its end date.

As of Sunday September 20, 2015, the following firearms and ammunition have been handed in by citizens in response to the firearm amnesty:

‘A’ Division (Georgetown/East Bank Demerara)

1,191 rounds 7.62×39 ammunition.

Three (3) .22 pistols and three (3) magazines along with 60 rounds .22 ammunition.

Two (2) shotguns with twenty (20) cartridges.

One (1) 9mm Luger pistol with nine (9) matching rounds.

One (1) .32 Walter pistol with one (1) magazine, along with 193 matching rounds.

Three (3) air rifles

One (1) .32 Taurus pistol and 2 rounds

One (1) .38 revolver and 20 rounds

‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara)

 One (1) air rifle

‘D’ Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo)

One (1) air rifle 

One (1) 9mm magazine.

Three (3) 16 gauge shotgun cartridges.

Three (3) 20 gauge shotgun cartridges.

 

‘E’ Division (Linden/Kwakwani)

One (1) air rifle

‘F’ Division (Interior Locations)

Eight (8) 20 gauge shotguns

Thirteen (13) 16 gauge shotguns

One (1) cartridge

The Police stations where firearms can be handed in are the Timehri, Ruimveldt, East La Penitence, Brickdam and Alberttown police stations. In ‘B’ Division guns can be turned in at the Fort Wellington, Blairmont, Central, Albion, Whim, No.51, Springlands and Mibicuri police stations. In ‘C’ division, the police stations are: Sparendaam, Beterverwagting, Vigilance, Cove and John, Mahaica and Mahaicony.

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