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Amnesty nets more guns, ammo but still no assault rifle

FLASH BACK: Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud viewing several of the guns and ammunition that have been surrendered.

The Guyana Police Force on Monday said it was netting more illegal weapons, rounds and cartridges, eight days ahead of the end of the one-month amnesty for such illegal weapons.

Authorities have said that no one would be charged with the illegal possesson of such items, but ballistic tests would be conducted to ascertain whether they have been used to commit crimes. So far no assault rifles- at one time the weapon of choice for heavily armed gangs- have been turned in.

Government has warned that there would be an all-out crackdown on illegal guns and ammunition when the amnesty ends on September 30, 2015.

Following is the latest list of items turned in at police stations across Guyana.

 

‘A’ Division (Georgetown/East Bank Demerara)

1,191 rounds 7.62×39 ammunition.

Three (3) .22 pistols and three (3) magazines along with 60 rounds .22 ammunition.

Two (2) shotguns with twenty (20) cartridges.

One (1) 9mm Luger pistol with nine (9) matching rounds.

One (1) .32 Walter pistol with one (1) magazine, along with 193 matching rounds.

Three (3) air rifles

One (1) .32 Taurus pistol and 2 rounds

One (1) .38 revolver and 20 rounds

‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara)

One (1) air rifle

‘D’ Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo)

One (1) air rifle 

One (1) 9mm magazine.

Three (3) 16 gauge shotgun cartridges.

Three (3) 20 gauge shotgun cartridges.

‘E’ Division (Linden/Kwakwani)

One (1) air rifle

‘F’ Division (Interior Locations)

Eight (8) 20 gauge shotguns

Thirteen (13) 16 gauge shotguns

One (1) cartridge