Revolver, cocaine seized in George Town house search

Police arrested five people following a search of a home in George Town on Friday. Two of those arrested were charged and appeared in court on firearms possession charges on Monday.

Police said they carried out the search around 6:15 a.m. Friday at a residence in the vicinity of Crewe Road, where they seized a .38 revolver and six live rounds of ammunition.

Andy Barnes, 36, and Yannick McLaughlin, 32, were both charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. They appeared in court Monday and were remanded to custody to Tuesday, March 29.

Barnes, represented by attorney Crister Brady, did not apply for bail. McLaughlin, represented by attorney John Furniss, applied for bail, but Magistrate Valdis Foldats withheld it.

A 37-year-old man, with an address in George Town, was charged with possession of cocaine and drug-related offences. He was bailed to appear in Summary Court on Tuesday, March 29.

A 21-year-old woman, of West Bay, was released on police bail. Another woman who was also arrested was later released.