Miner reportedly busted with cache of ammo released on bail
A 44-year-old miner who was allegedly busted at a hotel in Port Kaituma hotel with a cache of ammunition appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court where he was released on $200,000 bail on Monday, November 20, 2017.
Rudy Griffith of Pike Street, Kitty Georgetown denied that on November 17, 2017, he had 22 9MM ammunition, a 12-gauge cartilage, a 7.62X51MM live rounds, and .38 live ammunition in his possession when he is not a licensed firearm holder.
Attorney Leslie Benjamin said her client checked into the Two Sisters hotel on November 16, left the following day but returned to the hotel after he encountered difficulties in travelling.
The lawyer said her client requested the same room when the police arrested him and claimed that the ammunition were found in his room. Police Prosecutor, Arwin Moore, however, refuted the claims and noted that the illegal items were found in the room and in the presence of the accused.
Moore noted that police acted on a “tip-off” and conducted a search of the room when they found the ammunition inside a black vest that was hidden behind the curtains of the window. The Chief Magistrate overruled the Prosecutor’s objection to bail and released the accused on $200,000.