Police hold four men in gold car
Two found with illegal guns
Stabroek News
February 4, 2004

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A police Anti-Crime patrol yesterday morning apprehended four men acting in a suspicious manner in a car and upon carrying out a search discovered that two of them had unlicensed firearms in their possession.

A release from the police said that the four, including the driver of the vehicle, were arrested at around 7.05 am yesterday at the corner of James and Calendar streets, Albouystown.

The release said that the patrol having observed the occupants of the gold-col-oured Toyota Carina motorcar acting in a suspicious manner, promptly stopped the vehicle and conducted a search.

According to the release a .357 Magnum revolver with six live rounds was found on one of the men and a .32 Taurus pistol with three live rounds was found on another.

Sources yesterday said that the men, whose ages were given as thirty-four, thirty-one, twenty-seven and twenty-two, have not given statements to the police stating that on the advice of their lawyers they would say nothing.

It was said that the men were seen driving the car, licence number, PJJ 779, which belongs to the mother of the driver.

The men, none of whom is known to the police, are being held pending further investigations as the police are receiving "further reports" in relation to the four men.

Stabroek News contacted the mother of the driver of the vehicle but she refused to comment on the arrest. The only question asked by her and other relatives was why the police are holding all four of the men when guns were only found on two. According to the relatives they are not being told anything by the police. The relatives revealed that yesterday afternoon a party of policemen visited the home with the intention of searching the house. But when asked to show their search warrant by a relative, a policeman said he could not hand over the warrant but could read it to the occupants. However, the occupants refused to allow the lawmen to enter the house without seeing the warrant and they left. They stated that the police could search the house anytime as they had nothing to hide.