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Police found five rounds of Remington 12-gauge cartridges and a homemade shotgun at the camp.

Four hunters, two from Grand Couva and two from Freeport, are to appear virtually before a Mayaro magistrate today charged with gun-related offences.

The men were arrested at a hunting camp at Guayaguayare on Saturday where officers allegedly found five rounds of Remington 12-gauge cartridges on one of the hunters.

Further checks inside the camp by police led to the discovery of a 12-gauge homemade shotgun and six rounds of 12-gauge cartridges.

The four hunters were not the holders of firearm licenses.

They were all arrested and the firearm and ammunition seized and taken to the Mayaro Police Station.

They were all cautioned by PC Baseanno and charged jointly with

possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

The exercise was conducted between 9.30 pm and 1.30 pm by officers of the Mayaro CID and Taskforce and was coordinated by ASP Jankee, supervised by Ag Sgt Mohammed and included PCs Sarabjit, Charles and Baseanoo.

Police said that based on intelligence gathering, surveillance was conducted and an operation was executed at several locations at Navet Road Heritage, Guayaguayare, Mayaro, during which several hunting camps were searched when the discovery was made.