A bartender was arrested at about 22:10h on Friday by Police after he was found with a 9mm pistol with matching rounds of ammunition in his possession at the Pouderoyen Tarmac on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD).
Reports are that the ranks acting on information received went to the Tarmac and, on arrival, made contact with Marville Barker, called ‘Kellon,’ a 21-year-old Bartender of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
A Police Sergeant told him that he had received information that he had a firearm and ammunition on his person and requested to search him.
Barker did not object to the Police search. In the process, the Sergeant found one black suspected 9mm pistol in the front of the waist of his pants.
Police removed the magazine, where nine suspected 9mm ammunition were found. Barker was asked if he was the holder of a firearm licence, and he replied in the negative.
He was arrested and escorted to Parfaite Harmonie Police Station along with the suspected firearm and ammunition. The suspect is in custody and is slated to be charged.