Venezuelans charged jointly for firearms, drug possession

Days after they were arrested, three Venezuelan nationals were charged jointly for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and a quantity of narcotics.

Eliyer Vera Venez, Romel Masim and Jiminez Rojas appeared before Magistrate Dylon Bess at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The items recovered by the Police. (Photo: GPF/October 21, 2023)

They were charged jointly with four offences; two counts of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, the possession of two Beretta pistols and a Glock pistol without licenses and the possession of 25 matching rounds of ammunition.

Rojas and Masim denied the allegations and were remanded to prison; Venez pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a total of six years imprisonment.

The three unlicensed firearms and ammunition. (Photo: GPF/October 21, 2023)

The matter was adjourned to November 13, 2023 for the commencement of the trial.

The trio was arrested by the Police at about 17:27 hrs on October 20 at Arakaka, Region One.