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Two arrested after Police unearth AK-47 assault rifle, magazine in Grove house

Two men were arrested on Tuesday after Police unearthed an AK-47 assault rifle with a magazine in a house at Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) reported that a team went to the home of Elroy Scipio, a 47-year-old construction worker who resided at Grove Housing Scheme and met Michael Vanderstoop, a 36-year-old construction worker from the same village.

The Police searched Scipio’s house, and the AK-47 rifle with the serial number filed out, and one magazine wrapped in a white tarp were discovered.

Scipio and Vanderstoop were both questioned as to whether they had a license to carry the firearm, and they remained silent, Police said.

They were both told of the offence, cautioned, arrested, and escorted to the Diamond Police Station, where the firearm and magazine were dusted for fingerprints.

The firearm and magazine were marked, placed in a box, and lodged at the station to be examined. The two suspects were placed in custody pending further investigation and charges.

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