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Miner arrested with unlicenced firearm, ammunition 

Terry Williams, a 35-year-old Miner of Karawab village, Upper Pomerooon River, was arrested by Police on Tuesday evening after he was found to be in possession of a shotgun and four suspected live 12-gauge cartridges.

At about 19:30 h, Police ranks from Regional Division 7 responded to a report of threatening behaviour allegedly committed by Williams against Dwight Allicock, a 26-year-old Miner. 

The ranks proceeded to a mining camp belonging to Williams. On arrival, the ranks contacted Williams and told him about the allegations against him, which he denied. However, the ranks requested to search the camp and its immediate surroundings.

Williams was invited to be present during the search. Police found four live 12-gauge cartridges hidden under a fallen tree trunk located about 10 feet away from his camp. 

After being questioned, the miner admitted ownership of the cartridges. He was further questioned about the whereabouts of the firearm and took the Police to a spot about 12 feet away from where the ammunition was found and pointed to a black 12-gauge shotgun lying on the tree trunk. 

The 35-year-old miner was told of the offence committed, cautioned and arrested. He admitted ownership of the firearm and ammunition—investigation in progress.

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