The tables have turned for a chef, who has now found himself in hot water after Police found an unlicensed shotgun along with live cartridges at the mining camp where he works.Reports are that ranks of F Division (Interior locations) received reports that someone at the mining camp had an illegal weapon. The ranks descended on the camp at Kupang Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) at about 10:00h on Friday and found the man alone.A search was conducted on the mining camp and the police found an unlicensed shotgun along with 29 live cartridges and an empty cartridge casing. The 38-year-old chef was immediately taken into Police custody where he is said to be co-operating with the police in their investigation.In February of this year, the police arrested a miner who was found with an unlicensed revolver along with matching rounds of ammunition at Obama Road, Upper Mazaruni.Reports are that the ranks at the time were acting on information when they conducted a search on the miner and found the .38 revolver along with 10 matching rounds of ammunition.Also last month, a shopkeeper was also taken into Police custody when he was found to be in possession of a shotgun at the Makari Landing, Upper Mazaruni River.The Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man was observed by ranks who were on patrol duties to be acting in a suspicious manner.While he was being approached, he was seen throwing a long object into some nearby bushes. When the said object was retrieved, it was found to be an unlicensed gun.
All six are Bangladesh nationals and were arrested by customs sleuths on arriving at the Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka. Customs Intelligence said the Pakistani products are used in ‘beautification and skin care’.The arrested passengers had not obtained the necessary clearance from the BSTI as required by the import guidelines.The kind of bags they were using also cannot be used for the purpose, customs officials said. Six passengers who has arrived from Sri Lanka were arrested at the Dhaka airport today, bdnews24.com reported.The six passengers who arrived from Sri Lanka reached Dhaka via Pakistan and were arrested by customs officers with 370 kilograms of cosmetic items. Customs Intelligence Director General Moinul Khan told bdnews24.com that all six were travelling from Colombo via Karachi.“They had made no declaration about carrying any commercial cargo in line with the baggage rules. Twenty-three bags belonging to them were identified when they landed at the airport. Then when crossing the Green Channel, they were questioned and searched leading to the find,” he said. They were identified as Shaheen Alam, Dalim Hossain, ‘Babul’ and ‘Minar’ from Comilla, Md Mosharaf Bapari from Madaripur and Md Sheikh Khurshid from Narayanganj. Clearance from the Office of the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports is mandatory for carrying commercial quantities of goods. (Colombo Gazette)