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Updated: Cache of arms, ammo seized at City wharf

The arms and ammunition that were seized at the GNIC wharf.

A large number of guns and ammunition were seized Friday afternoon at a city wharf by customs officers during the clearance of a barrel that was sent from the United States (US),  Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Kurshid Sattaur said.

Police later said in a statement that at about 1130 AM Friday May 08, 2015, during the clearing of a cargo consignment at the GNIC Wharf by GRA officials a cache of arms and ammunition was found.

They are twoAK 47 Rifles, four  .40 pistols, eleven 9mm. pistols, fifteen extra magazines for the firearms, 489 various caliber rounds for the firearms and a body protection vest.

The detainee, who is unemployed, is said to be a resident of the lower East Coast Demerara.

Sattaur said the weapons and one suspect were handed over to the police, as part of an inter-agency cooperation.