Two men are in police custody following the discovery of an AK-47 rifle at a house in Grove on the East Bank of Demerara.

A press statement from the police said that the weapon was found during an intelligence led operation between 19:30 hrs and 20:30 hrs.

The two arrested are construction workers: 47 year old Elroy Scipio and 36 year old Michael Vanderstoop.

The serial number according to the statement was filed off and a magazine which was found wrapped in a white tarpaulin.

The men were placed in custody pending further investigation and charges.