Wednesday 5 August, 2020

American caught trying to board plane in Kingston with firearm

A 26-year-old man from the United States was arrested and charged for breaches of the aviation act at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, on Monday.
Reports are that the man identified as Matthew Campbell, nursing assistant of Phoenix, Arizona, USA was charged for the offences of Illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and attempting to carry a firearm and ammunition on a plane.

Reports are that 11:30 a.m, Campbell arrived at the airport to board a Delta flight to Atlanta when his luggage was searched and the .38 revolver and 12 rounds were discovered. He was subsequently arrested and charged.

He is scheduled to appear before the Half Way Tree Parish Court on Tuesday, June 11.

Police say they are seeing an increase in the number of cases where firearm holders are trying to travel through the island's airports with guns and ammunition in their possession.

"It is something we are seeing too often and as a result, we (the police) are becoming very concerned about this," one police officer told Loop News during an interview earlier this year.



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