Prohibited Firearm, Handgun Seized/Three Arrested 

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Friday, February 6 – A police operation carried out yesterday by the RVIPF Special Investigations Team resulted in the recovery of an AK47 assault rifle, a 9mm Taurus handgun and ammunition from an address in Butu Mountain and the arrest of three persons. 

Female Guyanese national 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.

Both were placed on bail to appear in Magistrate’s Court on February 13 at 9am.

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

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