A seaman appeared virtually in the Siparia First Magistrates’ Court, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Anderson Paul, 43, of Post Man Drive, Enterprise, Chaguanas, appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude and pleaded not guilty to the offence.
He was granted $250,000.
The matter has been adjourned to October 7th.
According to police reports, on September 16th, around 5:05 am Cpl George, PC Sylverton, and a party of officers of the South Western Division Task Force were on mobile patrol in Oropouche.
Upon reaching the vicinity of the Oropouche roundabout they had cause to stop and search Mr Paul. They found in his bag one Beretta pistol and 15 rounds nine-millimetre ammunition. As a result, he was arrested and charged by PC Sylverton for the offence. PC Figaro is continuing investigations.