Taxi driver found with unlicensed gun, ammo; remanded to prison

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – A man was today remanded to prison for possession of a gun and ammunition. Thirty – one – year Colwin Anderson; a taxi driver of Haslington, East Coast Demerara pleaded not guilty to both charges.

It is alleged that on September 25 in Georgetown he had a .38 revolver and five matching rounds on his possession. Attorney – at – law Gordon Gilhuys represented the accused and while making an application for bail told the court that his client was at work when he was confronted by a group of plain clothes officers who took him to the C.I.D Headquarters.

According to the Attorney, a search was conducted on his client’s car after which he was told that the gun and ammunition were found under his car seat. But according to the prosecution, the accused was stopped by the police for a traffic violation and he became violent with the officers.

The prosecutor said a search was indeed conducted on the car and the unlicensed weapon and ammunition were found beneath the car seat. Bail was refused and Anderson will reappear in court on October 02. [Royan Abrams]

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