Malcolm Williams, 38, of Chaguanas, has been sentenced to one-year hard labour for possession of two firearms after appearing before the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court, earlier today.
Williams pleaded guilty to the offence of possession of firearms and not guilty to possession of ammunition when he stood before Magistrate Alicia Chankar on December 10th.
The ammunition possession charges were laid after a search warrant was executed at his home on December 9th by officers of the Mayaro Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
According to police reports, during the search, officers discovered 43 rounds of 12 gauge cartridge hidden in a bag.
The additional charge of possession of two firearms was laid when Mayaro CID officers intercepted a vehicle being driven by Williams in Union Village, Mayaro, December 9th.
A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in two homemade shotguns being found hidden in the back seat.
Charges were laid PC Patrick, of the Mayaro CID. Williams is expected to appear before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on December 12th to answer to the ammunition charges.