Teenagers busted with rifle, ammunition and grenades remanded to prison

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[www.inewsguyana.com]Two teenagers, who were found with grenades, an M16 rifle and ammunition, were remanded to prison today by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Kevin George, 18 of Lot 21 Castello Housing Scheme and Samuel Johnson, 17 of Lot 158 Curtis Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, both pleaded not guilty to three charges.

It is alleged that on Wednesday, January 22 at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, without lawful authority or reasonable cause they had one special concussion and one fragmentation grenade in their possession.

The other two charges stated that they also had one M16 Rifle and sixty-one .223 ammunition in their possession when they were not holders of firearm license.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant said that ranks were on patrol duty at Aubrey Barker Road, when they observed the defendants acting in a suspicious manner. They were approached by the police after George was seen handing a haversack to Johnson and he handing it back to George, who threw it on the ground. A subsequent search revealed the weapon and ammunition mentioned in the charges.

Grant successfully objected to bail, citing the gravity and prevalence of the crime. He said that for bail to be granted in matter of this nature, special circumstance must be adduced. The objection was upheld and the matter stands adjourned to February 11.

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