Saturday 14 December, 2019

Venezuelans in court for submachine gun, ammo

The three Venezuelan nationals who were held with a submachine gun and over 350 rounds of ammunition, were denied bail on their first appearance before a Point Fortin Magistrate.

They were due to appear before the courts on Tuesday, where their matter was heard.

The charges against them were laid indictably and none of the accused were asked to enter a plea.

Initially, the matter was called before Magistrate Taramatie Ramdass, in the Second Court.

However, as the matter ought to be called in the precincts of the First Court, the three men, aged 20, 23, and 25, were remanded in custody and the case was adjourned to November 13, 2018.

The three were arrested on November 9, 2018, by officers of the South Western Division.

They allegedly had in their possession, a Keltec Sub-2000 machine gun, one magazine, 264 rounds of 9mm ammo and 87 rounds of 5.56mm ammo.

The illegal items, police said, were found in a market bag in a house in Icacos Village.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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