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8 arrested by Guyana police in gun, drug bust

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 11:12 AM

Guyana police say they arrested eight people Wednesday following the discovery of high powered guns and illegal drugs on two boats on the Barima River, a tributary of the Orinoco River, entering from the Atlantic Ocean.

A joint Police and Guyana Defence Force patrol intercepted the men in the two boats and seized two AK-47 rifles along with matching rounds. The police said they also seized an unknown quantity of marijuana as well as bullet proof vest and other supplies.

The police said that the arrests of the eight men, with ages ranging from 19 to 62 years old, amid increased robberies in the gold mining areas.

Three of those arrested are believed to be from Jamaica, Cuba and Venezuela.