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According to a release issued by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the trio was spotted by an Army patrol, which is part of the joint Army/Police Operation Saline Solution Two unit. The patrol saw the men acting in a suspicious manner in the black Honda Accord, PEE 7976, in which they were traveling along the Railway Embankment in Buxton.
The patrol intercepted the car at the junction of Friendship Middle Walk and Public Road and, on conducting a search, found one of the men in possession of a .45 Smith and Wesson Automatic Pistol with eight matching live rounds. Another had a nine millimeter (9mm) Sigsauer Automatic Pistol and 15 matching live rounds. Both men are not licensed firearm holders.
The third man was also searched but no weapon was found on his person.
The documents found in the vehicle revealed that it was registered to one Roger Khan of Thirst Park Housing Scheme.
The men, along with the vehicle, pistols and ammunition were taken to Vigilance Police Station where investigations are continuing.
The GDF release added that shortly after the trio was apprehended, a senior officer at Camp Buxton received a telephone call from an individual who identified himself as Mr. Roger Khan and claimed to know the three men who work with him.
The caller reported stated that he was involved in an on-going court issue concerning the “Good Hope Trio”.
He was advised by the senior officer to forward all enquiries regarding the incident to the Police.
A second man, giving his name only as ‘Agrippa,’ also called the senior officer by telephone and wanted to know what could have been done about the men’s release.
Like the initial caller, he was also told to further all enquiries to the Police who “have the monopoly for the legitimate use of force in dealing with internal criminal matters,” the release noted.