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Buccament man slapped with three firearm related charges

Buccament man slapped with three  firearm related charges


The ‘Take the Illegal Firearm off the Streets’ (TIFOS) initiative by the police seems to be paying off, as a number of persons have appeared in court charged with possession of firearms or ammunition without a licence since the start of the initiative.{{more}}

On Wednesday, June 22, Barry Antoine of Buccament appeared at the Serious Offences Court before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias, charged with three firearm related offences.

Antoine is charged that on Thursday, June 15, in Layou, he had in his possession a firearm with intent to endanger the life or cause injury to Joel Barber of Penniston. He is also charged that on June 16, he had in his possession an unlicensed 9 millimetre Browning semi-automatic pistol (serial number unknown) and two rounds of 9 millimetre ammunition without a licence.

Antoine will reappear in Court on June 28 for the beginning of his trial. He was granted bail in the sum of EC$15,000, which was signed by a childhood friend.

The terms of his bail see Antoine having to surrender his travel documents. He also has to report to the nearest police station on Mondays and Thursdays and has been placed under a 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

He is being represented by lawyer Grant Connell.(LC)