Two Ghanaian men based in the United Kingdom have been arrested by Massachusetts State Police [MSP] in America for possessing unlicensed firearms.
The young men identified as Ernest Appiah, 26, and Philip Mintah, 31, were arrested by a 2015 Mercedes that had been crashed into a nearby woods.
According to reports, the men were seen standing by the car and screaming at passerbys who had stopped to assist them.
Neither man admitted being the driver of the vehicle at the time of the crash.
The police were called to the scene after a single round of ammunition on the passenger side floor was found.
A 9mm Springfield XD was discovered shortly after the search began.
After checks, it was discovered that neither of them was licensed to carry a firearm.
After being placed under arrest, a small amount of cocaine was discovered in Mintah’s pocket.
Both men were charged with possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, improper storage of a firearm, possession of ammunition without an FID card and witness intimidation.
Mintah was also charged with possession of a class B substance.