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Guyanese women in BVI charged with gun, ammo possession

Two Guyanese women have been charged in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for alleged possession of guns and ammunition, police in that United Kingdom (UK) dependency said Friday in a statement.

The women and one man were arrested by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Special Investigations Team during an operation that netted one AK47 assault rifle, one 9MM Taurus handgun and ammunition from an address in Butu Mountain.

Sonja Williams, 29, of Butu Mountain was subsequently charged with two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition and one count of unlawful possession of prohibited firearm. A second female Guyanese national, Sandrine Williams, 25, of Butu Mountain was also charged with two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition, one count of unlawful possession of prohibited firearm and one count of keeping a firearm, police added.

They were placed on bail and ordered appear in a Magistrates’ Court on February 13 at 9am.

A third male remains in custody pending further investigations into the matter.