Trio charged with illegal possession of guns, ammo & drugs

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Wavenie Paul. [iNews' Photo]

Eustace Thomas [front] and Irvin Paul. [iNews' Photo]
Eustace Thomas [front] and Irvin Paul. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two men and a female were remanded to prison by Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Friday, June 05 for the offences relating to illegal possession of firearm, ammunition and drugs.

Eustace Thomas of Lot 606 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, 57 – year – old Irvin Paul, a Security Guard of International Development Bank (IDB) and his wife 52-year-old Wavenie Paul, both of Lot 596 East Ruimveldt, all pleaded not guilty to the charges read to them.

It is alleged that on June 04 at Warlock, East Ruimveldt, they had in their possession 482 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Wavenie Paul. [iNews' Photo]
Wavenie Paul. [iNews’ Photo]
The second and third charges stated that on the same day at Warlock, they had in their possession one .38 revolver, when they are not licensed firearm holders.

Another charge against the trio stated that at Warlock on the same day, they had in their possession one Mac 11 9mm firearm in their possession. Lastly, it is also alleged that on June 4 at Warlock, the trio also had in their possession eleven Mac 11 9mm ammunition.

According to the prosecution, police received information and went to the home of the defendants where a search was conducted. Paul and his wife along with Thomas were present at the time when police found a bag belonging to Thomas. The bag reportedly contained the marijuana.

The police also found the firearms and ammunition. Attorney-at-law, Paul Fung – A – Fat requested bail for the Pauls as it relates to the narcotics charge. He asked that the court to find that there is special reason, since his clients occupy a room downstairs of the house and the alleged drugs were found in the upper flat of the home.

The couple was granted $150,000 bail each for that offence, while Thomas was remanded. However, they were all remanded for the firearms and ammunition charge. The matter was adjourned to June 30.

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