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Calliaqua man gets six years for possession of ammunition


A Calliaqua man will spend the next six years in prison after being found guilty of possession of 225 rounds of 12 gauge ammunition.{{more}}

Perry Phillips, a 33-year-old labourer, was found guilty at the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday by Chief Magistrate Sonya Young, following a trial.

According to the facts, on July 26, 2013, during a joint operation between Coastguard and Rapid Response Unit (RRU) personnel, a speedboat, in which Phillips was travelling, was intercepted on the Leeward side of the island.

Police officers found a bag on board, which Phillips said was given to him by a friend to carry, and which contained a transformer.

However, when officers searched the bag, the ammunition was discovered.

When cautioned, Phillips said, “Oh God, them man set me up.”

He had also told officers that he did not search the bag when it was given to him.

Arthur Williams represented Phillips in the matter.