Four granted bail for illegal firearms, ammo
Four men on Friday appeared before City Magistrate, Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, on firearm released charges.
Those charged are Antonio Fraser, 26, a driver; Brandon Barker, 27, a taxi driver; Keith Cains, 23, a labourer – all residents of Durban Street, Lodge – and Thaj Fraser, 23, of Norton Street, Lodge.
Antonio Fraser was slapped with two charges, which alleged that on May 26, 2021, at Main Street, Georgetown, he had a 9mm Glock 19 Pistol, along with one 9mm ammunition in his possession when he was not the holder of a firearm license.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on $200,000 bail.
Meanwhile, Barker, Cains and Thaj Fraser were charged jointly for two firearm-related charges.
Particulars of the charge alleged that the trio, on the same day in question, at Brickdam, Georgetown, had a .32 Taurus Pistol along with two matching rounds in their possession, when they were not holders of a firearm license.
The men pleaded not guilty to the charges and were released on $200,000 bail each.
The Magistrate ordered the men to lodge their passports at the court and report to the Brickdam Police Station weekly under the determination of the case
The case is adjourned to June 25.
According to reports, about 4:00 am on the day in question, ranks were tipped off and went to Main Street, in the vicinity of Tower Suites Hotel, where they encountered Antonio Fraser and conducted a search on him.
A 9mm Glock 19 Pistol with serial number # FLD 741, along with one suspected 9mm ammunition, were reportedly found in his front pants crotch.
Based on further information received, the police ranks went to an area along Brickdam, in the vicinity of St. Stanislaus College, where Barker, Cains and Thaj Fraser were observed seated in a white Toyota Axio vehicle, with license plate number PYY 5049.
A search was carried out on them but nothing illegal was found. Barker, the driver of the vehicle agreed to a search of the car for guns and ammunition. During the search, one .32 Taurus Pistol, for which the serial number was filed off, with two live .32 ammunition were found under the driver’s seat.
The trio was arrested and escorted to the Brickdam Police Station where the firearm and ammunition were lodged.