Sunday 7 June, 2020

St Thomas man on gun charge after vehicle search at checkpoint in Kgn

File photo

File photo

Thirty-nine-year-old Ricardo Cousins, a plumber of White Horses, St. Thomas is scheduled to appear in court to answer to the charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following the seizure of a handgun on Sunday, February 2.

Reports from the Elletson Road police are that about 8.45 pm, Cousins was driving a Nissan Latio motorcar along South Camp Road in Kingston when he was signalled to stop at a police/military checkpoint.

The vehicle was searched and a Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing six 9mm rounds of ammunition was reportedly found in the trunk.

A further search of the vehicle reportedly revealed four 9mm rounds of ammunition.

Cousins was subsequently arrested and later charged.

His court date is to be announced soon.

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