Remanded: No bail for businesswoman charged for illegal firearm, ammunition

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A city magistrate on Tuesday ordered a 44-year-old businesswoman to be remanded in prison after she was busted with a firearm last week.

Arcina Boele, also known as ‘Cena’, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the possession of an illegal gun and ammunition when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan remanded Boele until her next court appearance on August 11, 2021.

According to a press release, between 6:30 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. on July 16, a group of police officers searched for narcotics, guns, ammunition and stolen items on the business premises and living quarters of the businesswoman and her 40-year-old male shopkeeper, both of Lot #35 Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown.

The release further stated that a female officer searched the businesswoman, who was wrapped in a towel at the time, and found a firearm — a Brazil-made Taurus .32 revolver with two live .32 ammunition in it.

Both were arrested.

The shopkeeper has since been released.

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