Four men remanded over possession of concussion grenade

Stabroek News
December 17, 2002

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Acting Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen refused bail to four men who appeared before her yesterday charged for unlawful possession of an explosive device.

The four men are Brian Parris of Lot 21 Burnham Drive, Wismar, Linden, Michael Baggot of Lot 135, King Edward Street, Albouystown, Nigel Lowe of Lot 152, James Street, Albouystown and Corwin Cort, no address given.

It is alleged that on Saturday last the men were in a car in the vicinity of Parliament Buildings when police unearthed a concussion grenade and an unlicenced firearm in the vehicle. However, they were not charged for the unlicenced firearm and their attorney Vic Puran questioned whether indeed they were in possession of the grenade.

The discovery of the grenade was made after the police stopped and checked the vehicle with the men who were said to be behaving suspiciously. According to the police, a patrol was in the vicinity of Republic Avenue when it observed the four occupants of the car acting in a suspicious manner.

One of the two men from Albouystown has a matter before the Georgetown Magistrate's Court regarding illegal possession of arms and ammunition.

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