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1 in custody after unlicensed gun found in car by Police

The gun, ammunition and spent shell

A 38-year-old taxi driver of ‘B’ Field, Sophia, was on Wednesday arrested after Police busted him with an unlicensed .38 revolver, five matching rounds of ammunition, and a spent shell.

The ranks acting on information went to Norton Street and Mandela Avenue at about 06:30h, where they intercepted a white Toyota 212 motorcar bearing registration number HB 9112, driven by a 38-year-old man along with two occupants.

A search was conducted on the driver by the ranks, which led to the discovery of the revolver and the matching rounds.

“The man, when questioned if he was a licensed firearm holder, said no. After the 38-year-old man was told of the offence committed and cautioned, he reportedly told the ranks that he bought the firearm in the interior for his protection,” the report said.

The man was arrested and escorted along with the motorcar to the East La Penitence Police Station. He is in custody as the investigation continues.


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