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Venezuelan goldminer held with shotguns in North West District- police

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 15:07 by Denis Chabrol

Elvis Bartolo Pacheco

A 56-year old Venezuelan man has been arrested for allegedly being in illegal possession of two shotguns on the Black Banana access trail in the North West District

he Guyana Police Force said Elvis Bartolo Pacheco, who is a miner at Baramita, North West District, was held on Monday afternoon with one 12-gauge shotgun and one 16-gauge shotgun

Police said both guns have no serial number and the but of the 16-gauge weapon has been sawn off.

Bartolo Pacheco was told of the offence, cautioned and arrested.

He was then escorted to Matthew’s Ridge Police Station where he was placed in custody. The firearms were marked, sealed and lodged. Investigations continue, police added.