Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Matura family of three appear in court for gun, ammo possession

A family of three has appeared before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court, jointly charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Over the weekend, 39-year-old Clint Ramkissoon; his wife, 23-year-old Taslimah Meighoo Ramkissoon and his brother, 37-year-old Daniel Ramkissoon, stood before Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland on Monday to answer to the charges.

The Ramkissoons were arrested following a search warrant being executed at their Toco Main Road, Matura, home during an anti-crime exercise from December 7 to 8.

During the exercise which was led by W/Sgt Lopez-Carr, officers of the Eastern Division Task Force (EDTF) conducted a search of a home in the Matura district where they discovered one homemade shotgun and 11 rounds of 16-gauge ammunition.

Appearing in court, Clint Ramkissoon and his wife pleaded not guilty and were granted $50,000 and $55,000 bail with surety respectively.

Meanwhile, Daniel Ramkissoon pleaded guilty and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to reappear before a Magistrate on December 12 while Clint and Taslimah Ramkissoon are due to reappear before a Magistrate on December 13.

Charges were laid against the trio  by PC Treavajo of the EDTF.

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