Three persons were arrested today after Police found an illegal firearm with matching ammunition along with a quantity of marijuana at a Crane, West Coast Demerara (WCD) home.
Reports are that ranks went to the home of Andrea Lake, a 55-year-old housewife of Crane Housing Scheme, WBD, and conducted a search in the presence of her 29-year-old daughter, Toniyanna Skeete, and her 55-year-old boyfriend, Deon Gherow.
During the search, nothing illegal was found in the home. However, a search was carried out in the yard where ranks observed “disturbed soil” in the backyard.
A rank dug up the area and found a red metal tin containing a .38 revolver without a serial number.
A further search was conducted under the front concrete bridge of the house, and a bulky black plastic bag with a quantity of suspected cannabis was found.
The three suspects were told of the offence committed and were escorted to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station with the firearm and suspected cannabis, which amounted to 523 grams.
The trio was placed in custody pending further investigations and charges.