Pomeroon boat captain charged with illegal ammunition possession granted $250,000 bail


The boat that was intercepted

A Pomeroon boat captain was today (Tuesday), granted bail in the sum of $250,000 after he was charged for illegal possession of ammunition when he appeared at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Courts.

Twenty-eight-year-old, Rollin Fernandes of Lower Pomeroon River, Region Two (2), was charged with having the ammunition on October 4 at said Pomeroon during his appearance before Magistrate Esther Sam.

It was previously reported that Fernandez and his bowman were arrested during a Joint Service Exercise conducted in the Pomeroon River.

The shotgun cartridges that were allegedly unearthed

According to reports, ranks from the Guyana Police Force, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Coast Guard, who were stationed at the Floating Base in the Pomeroon River, conducted a stop-and-search exercise on the cargo vessel.

During the routine check, the ranks unearthed an unlicenced 12 gauge shotgun and 67 matching cartridges concealed in the bow of the boat.

Fernandez and his 32-year-old bowman were intercepted and were said to be assisting Police with their investigations.

The unlicenced 12 gauge shotgun

However, only the ammunition charge was brought against Fernandez.

Bail was objected to by the Police Prosecutor, however, same was granted in the sum $250,000.

Fernandes who is expected to make his second Court appearance on November 11, is also required to report to the Charity Police Station every Friday until the completion of his trial.


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