A fourth suspect has been charged in connection with four firearms seized during a May 25 search of two residences in Spooners Estate, police said.
Akiba Joseph, a Trinidad native residing in Spooners, was charged with two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm, keeping an unlicensed firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Another Trinidad native resident in Spooners, Ramone David, faced the same charges on May 26 in Magistrates’ Court, and he was remanded to prison.
The same day, two other Spooners residents — Trinidadian Blugh Mongra and Virgin Islander Renia Fahie — faced Magistrates’ Court charged with keeping an unlicensed firearm. Mr. Mongra was remanded, and Ms. Fahie received a $100,000 bail offer with one signed surety and $10,000 in cash.
Police said the May 25 search resulted in the seizure of four firearms, including two high-powered weapons, as well as ammunition. Five people were arrested, but police previously said the fifth was released without charges.
Police are asking the public for information about illegal firearms in the territory.
Tips can be provided anonymously through the Crime Stoppers hotline by calling 800-8477 (TIPS) locally or 1-284-800-8477 from overseas.
The police Intelligence Unit can also be contacted at 368-9339.