Police arrested five people on May 25 after searching two homes in Spooners Estate and allegedly finding four guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Three of the five detainees appeared in Magistrates’ Court the next day to face charges, and police said the other two were released pending further investigations.

Spooners Estate residents Ramone David, 38, and Blugh Mongra, 39, both natives of Trinidad, and Renia Fahie, a 39-year-old Virgin Islander, were each charged with keeping an unlicensed firearm.

Mr. David was also charged with two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm and four counts of unlawful possession of explosives in connection with the ammunition.

In court

On Friday, Mr. David appeared first before the court, which sat virtually before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin.

He is accused of having an AK-47 rifle; a Premier rifle; a Glock 0.40 pistol; and more than 400 rounds of various ammunition, Ms. Benjamin said while reading the complaints.

Senior Crown Counsel Khadija Beddeau then read the allegations, telling the court that police arrived at a Spooners home last Thursday to execute a search warrant, and Mr. David answered the door while another occupant attempted to flee and injured himself.

Mr. David told police that he had arrived in the territory the previous day and was brought to the residence by a man he didn’t know, according to the prosecutor.

His attorney, Ruthilia Maximea, did not make a bail application, and he was remanded to prison after the court set June 29 as a reporting date.

Joint charge

Mr. Mongra and Ms. Fahie appeared before the court next.

They were jointly charged with possession of an unloaded Glock handgun, which Ms. Beddeau said police found while executing a search warrant on the Spooners Estate residence where the pair live with Ms. Fahie’s daughter.

Mr. Mongra’s attorney, Valerie Stephens-Gordon, requested bail for her client, but Ms. Benjamin denied the request. Ms. Stephens-Gordon said she plans to appeal.

Ms. Fahie’s attorney, Michael Maduro, also requested bail for his client, and Ms. Benjamin granted a $100,000 offer with one signed surety and $10,000 in cash. The conditions also require Ms. Fahie to surrender her travel documents and to check in at the Road Town Police Station twice a week.

The court scheduled a reporting date of June 29 for the pair.