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Four charged for robbing mining camp

Four men have been arrested ad charged with robbing a mining camp of raw gold, a gun and ammunition at Oku Backdam, Cuyuni last week.

Police said the four men were arrestd on August 22, 2015 in connection with the incident on August 17, 2015. The items stolen include a .32 pistol and ammunition, a quantity of raw gold, and cell phones.

Two of the suspects were arrested at Oku Backdam and the other two at Olive Creek, Cuyuni. Police said they recovered the handgun.

Dunston Fraser, 27 years, of Ann’s Grove, ECD; Deon Giddings, 34 years, of Victoria, ECD; and Franklyn Adolph, 27 years, and Fabian Mars, 25 years, of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were all charged with Robbery under Arms. In addition, Dunston Fraser was charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition and also Trafficking in Narcotics.

They appeared in court yesterday where Franklyn Adolph and Fabian Mars pleaded ‘not guilty’ and were remanded to prison until September 02, 2015.

Deon Giddings pleaded ‘guilty’ and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

Dunston Fraser pleaded ‘guilty’ to the unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition and was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. He also pleaded ‘guilty’ to the Trafficking in Narcotics and was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment.

He pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the Robbery under Arms charge and will return to court on September 02, 2015.