Three men appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court for being in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
They were arrested when Lentegeur police officers Detective Constable Gershwin Abrahams and Detective Constable Joshua Keur, from the serious violent crimes unit, stopped and searched the trio on Friday January 5, at about 8am.
The police officers acted on a tip off from the community while they were searching for a man who had failed to appear in court on a charge of being in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
Lentegeur police station commander Colonel Umavathie Rameshwarnath said they received information that the suspect was driving a green Uno.
“They spotted the vehicle and stopped the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, the members found a 9mm CZ pistol with serial number filed off, 30 rounds of live 9mm ammunition and an extended magazine,” she said.
The accused is alleged to be a member of a gang and was arrested with two other men, aged between 25 and 34.
The men were detained at Lentegeur police station before appearing in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s court on Monday January 8.