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Man, child-mother arrested after Police unearth firearms, over 170 rounds of ammo

A 35-year-old labourer and his child-mother were arrested on Tuesday after being busted with three firearms and over 170 rounds of ammunition in their home.

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) reported that between 11:50h and 13:30h on Tuesday, ranks led by an Assistant Superintendent went to the home of Delon Osborne called ‘Gizmo,’ a 35-year-old labourer of Lot 2 Archer Street, Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).

On arrival, the ranks contacted Osborne and Joyann Sobers, the 22-year-old mother of his child and informed them that they received a tip-off and would like to carry out a search.

According to the Police, Osborne did not object to the search and invited the ranks into his home.

In a bedroom, under a mattress on a bed, Police found one suspected .32 firearm with the serial number filed out. The magazine was removed and contained nine live matching rounds of ammunition.

Police then searched behind a red chair in the same bedroom and found one suspected improvised shotgun.

A red Victoria’s Secret handbag was resting on the bed in the bedroom, and one suspected silver and black .32 firearm with the serial number filed off was found. The magazine was removed and contained 14 live .32 rounds of ammunition.

Osborne and Sobers were asked if they were the holders of a firearm licence for the guns found, and they responded in the negative.

The Police then further searched the kitchen area, where one bulky black plastic bag was found on a ledge above the back door. The bag contained 150 live suspected 9mm rounds of ammunition.

Osborne and Sobers were arrested and escorted to the Leonora Police Station along with the three firearms and cache of ammunition.

On arrival at the station and in their presence, the items were marked and placed into separate transparent plastic evidence bags lodged with the Station Sergeant.

The duo was placed into custody pending further investigation and charges.

Meanwhile, two motorcycles believed to be used in armed robberies in the division were also recovered at the duo’s home, Police said.

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