The Guyana Police Force has reported that there continues to be success with the one month gun amnesty programme that is currently underway across the country.
In a statement last evening, the Guyana Police Force revealed that so far, over 7 illegal firearms including shotguns have been turned over to the police. Additionally, well over 1300 rounds of ammunition have also been turned over to the police.
The Police Force is reminding that persons can hand over illegal guns and ammunition to police stations across the country during this one month amnesty and have no questions asked.
Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has encouraged persons to take advantage of the amnesty because when it comes to an end on September 30th, persons found with illegal weapons will face the full force of the law.
Unto yesterday Monday September 07, 2015, the following firearms and ammunition have been handed in by citizens in response to the firearm amnesty.
‘A’ Division (Georgetown/East Bank Demerara)
1,191 rounds 7.62×51 ammunition.
Two (2) .22 pistols and three (3) magazines along with 55 rounds .22 ammunition.
One (1) shotgun with one (1) cartridge.
One (1) 9mm Luger pistol with nine (9) matching rounds.
One (1) .32 Walter pistol with one (1) magazine, along with 193 matching rounds.
‘D’ Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo)
One (1) 9mm magazine.
Three (3) 16 gauge shotgun cartridges.
Three (3) 20 gauge shotgun cartridges.
‘F’ Division (Interior Locations)
One (1) 20 gauge shotgun
One (1) 16 gauge shotgun
The Guyana Police Force is reminding citizens that the police locations where firearms and ammunition can be handed in during the amnesty are as follows. Contact telephone numbers are indicated, where applicable.
East La Penitence Police Station – 225-2661
Fort Wellington Police Station – 232-0313
Whim Police Station – 337-2519
Mibicuri Police Station
Sparendaam Police Station – 222-2232
Beterverwagting Police Station – 220-2222
Vigilance Police Station – 274-1221
Bartica Police Station – 455-2241
, 455-3299 or 455-2222
Lethem Police Station – 772-2087
Kurupung Police Station
Aranka Police Station
Enachu Police Station
Issano Police Station
Annai Police Station
Aishalton Police Station
Karasabai Police Station
Monkey Mountain Police Station
Kato Police Station
Moruka Police Station
Yarakita Police Station
Matthew’s Ridge Police Station
Baramita Police Station
Eteringbang Police Station
Imbaimadai Police Station
Kaikan Police Station
Paruima Police Station
Kurupukari Check Point
Itaballi Check Point
Suddie Police Station – 774-4222