Monday 26 October, 2020

Police recover drugs and firearm following a vehicle stop

A vehicle stop has resulted in the recovery of drugs and firearm.

Just before noon on Tuesday February 25, police had cause to stop a vehicle that was travelling along Academy Way in George Town.

The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old-man of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply as well as in relation to a robbery that took place at Shedden Road, George Town on February 21.

The residence of the driver was later searched and a loaded handgun was recovered.

Following the recovery of the weapon a 36-year-old-woman of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm. The 22-year-old driver of the vehicle was also further arrested on suspicion of this offence.

On Thursday February 27 the 22-year-old-man of George Town was charged with the offences of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition). He was granted police bail relative to the robbery incident and he is expected to appear in summary court this afternoon.

The 36-year-old woman was also granted police bail in relation to the offence of suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Investigations continue.

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