Venezuelan, another arrested in Region 7 following search

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The illegal items in question

A Venezuelan national and another man were arrested on Sunday following the discovery of a firearm, matching ammunition and a quantity of ganja at Waiamu Landing, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).

According to information received, Police ranks on duty at the location observed two males under a shop acting in a suspicious manner.

One of the men, an 18-year-old Venezuelan national was reportedly seen handing over a multi-coloured bag to an operator.

However, the men were confronted by the ranks who requested to carry out a search on the bag.

During the search in their presence, a .45 calibre Taurus pistol and five matching rounds of ammunition as well as a quantity of cannabis were unearthed.

The men were questioned and subsequently taken into custody as investigations continue.

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