Five men, jointly charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, are expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, to answer to the charges.
Kurtlee Dhanaram, 27, of Boyack Terrace, Santa Flora; Stephan Jackson, 23, of Welcome Peters Street, Siparia; Brent Williams, 24, of Quarry Village, Siparia; along with Matthew Forbes, 26, and Jonathan George, 22, both of Ramlal Street, Penal, were charged after being arrested by officers, of the Penal Criminal Investigations Department, who were on mobile patrol in the Penal district on Thursday 19th July, 2018.
While driving along Penal Rock Road, around 11:25am, PC Amit Kunjal along with a party of officers, had cause to stop and search a grey Toyota Fielder motor vehicle with five male occupants.
The search resulted in the officers discovering a shotgun and one round of 12 gauge ammunition.
The men were conveyed to the Penal Police Station, where they were subsequently charged by PC Kunjal in connection with the find.