Taxi drivers slapped with illegal possession of ammo charge

first_imgTwo taxi drivers who were each reportedly busted with one live round of .9mm ammunition were on Tuesday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on separate possession of ammunition charges.The drivers: 30-year-old Herishwar Veersammy of Lot 75 Herstelling New Scheme, East Bank Demerara, who is attached to the Frontline Taxi Service; and 21-year-old Devindra Sammy of Farm, East Bank Demerara, both denied the allegationHerishwar Veersammy and Devindra Sammywhen it was read to them.Each offence is alleged to have been committed on August 19, 2018, at Farm, East Bank Demerara.According to Defence Attorney George Thomas, his clients were not found with the unlicensed ammunition on their persons, but the ammunition was in their motor vehicles, PVV 1984 and PNN 9864 respectively, which are used to transport passengers daily.In his application for bail, the lawyer expressed his clients’ willingness to have their travel documents lodged as a condition to bail.The Police prosecutor has no objection to the defendants being placed on bail, and each man was placed on $50,000 bail. The case will continue on September 10.last_img read more

RCMP have suspected EnCana Bomber in custody

first_imgThere have been six pipeline bombings in the Tomslake area since October 2008 targeting Calgary-based Encana. For a updated version of the story click here.RCMP members from E and K Divisions led by the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) are currently conducting a criminal code search warrant on a large rural property belonging to Wiebo Ludwig located near Hythe, Alberta to search for evidence relating to the Dawson Creek bombings.  Investigators have a search warrent authorized for five days. In a statement issued today by the  RCMP, Supt. Lloyd Plante, Assistant Criminal Operations Officer for the RCMP’s National Security Program in British Columbia, says  “We cannot say what we are looking for specifically, or what information led us to the location, but we have followed a trail of evidence that ultimately led to the execution of the search warrant.”- Advertisement -RCMP Spokesperson Tim Shields says a man in his 50s or 60s was taken into custody around 8 a.m. this morning on the farm about 25 kilometres east of the B.C.-Alberta boundary. About a dozen officers are now searching the property.The $1,000,000 reward being offered by EnCana has not been claimed.  Anyone with additional information is asked to call the dedicated tip line at 1-866-994-7473.Advertisement More information will be posted as it becomes available.For Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier’s reaction to this story, Click Here.last_img read more