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Two held with grenades, M16 rifle and ammo

The rifle, grenades, ammunition and other items that police said they seized on Wednesday (Guyana Police Force photo(

The police have arrested two men who were found with a quantity of armament in the South Ruimveldt area Wednesday.

According to the police, around  11.15 AM ranks of a police motor cycle Anti-Crime Patrol observed two men walking along Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt.

The force said that as the police ranks got closer to the men, one of them threw away a bag that he had in his possession.  

“The bag was retrieved by the police and found to contain an M16 rifle along with two magazines and 60 rounds ammunition, a fragmentation grenade and a concussion grenade.”

The two men are in police custody and are said to be assisting with the investigations.