Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Man slapped with $360,000 fine for pen gun, ammunition

A 34-year-old man was fined 360,000 after pleading guilty to possession of a pen gun and ammunition.

Vidash Ramjit of San Juan pleaded guilty when he appeared before San Fernando Magistrate Anselm Leander on Friday.

He was fined $180,000 for possession of the pen gun and $180,000 for possession of ammunition.

Ramjit has six months to pay or in default, will serve a five-year sentence.

A statement from the TTPS noted that his arrest was as a result of the "diligent" work of officers attached to the Southern Division Task Force (SDTF).

The lawmen were conducting road traffic exercises along Cipero Road, Golconda, San Fernando when WPC Torres stopped a white Nissan AD Wagon driven by Ramjit.

A search saw one brass coloured cylindrical metal object resembling ammunition and one metal cylindrical object with what appeared to be a barrel, a cocking device, and a breach block with a firing pin attached resembling that of a firearm, being found in his front right pants pocket.

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