Customs Law Enforcement Officers who were on patrol duty at #79 Village Foreshore, Corriverton Berbice on Monday intercepted a Surinamese carrying a high powered weapon and ammunition.
Police say that during the exercise, they noticed a speed boat which had arrived from Suriname and landed at Eno boat landing.
The police said, “Five passengers were on board the said boat. The Officers intercepted the said vessel and conducted a search on the passengers person and their belongs.”
“While carrying out a search on a male, age twenty six ( 26), unemployed, of Lot Zuelen, Paramaribo Suriname the officers discovered; (1) One beretta Sub machine gun, with the number defaced.
In addition the police found Twenty five (25) live 9mm ammunition. $3,000 US currency and $6,250 SRD.
The suspect was arrested and taken into Police custody at Springlands Police Station, along with the firearm and ammunition.
The items were marked, sealed and lodged by Customs Officers, in the presence of the suspect, who is presently in custody assisting with the investigation.