Hospital Road Man Charged With Stealing, Possession Of Illegal Gun & Ammunition

Press Release:–  On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Police Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries received a report of Robbery, which occurred at Tapion about 9:25 p.m. that day.

A police operation spearheaded by the Special Services Unit was launched, which resulted in the arrest of twenty year old Kamatti Cornibert of Hospital Road, Castries, who was found in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was later charged for Stealing and Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. He was escorted to the First District Court where he was granted bail in the sum of $7500.00, cash or suitable surety. He is expected to return to court on March 14, 2019.

Section 22 (1) of the Firearms Act states:

PROHIBITION AGAINST POSSESSION WITHOUT A LICENCE

(1) A person shall not be in possession or control of a prohibited weapon except as authorised by the law in force in Saint Lucia.

(2) A person shall not be in possession or control of a restricted weapon except as authorised by the appropriate authority under this Act.

(3) Subject to section 23 and to section 54 a person shall not be in possession of any other firearm or ammunition without valid licence issued under this Act.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable—

(a) if in possession or control of a restricted weapon or restricted ammunition—

(i) on summary conviction, to a fine of not less than $10,000 or imprisonment for a term of not less than 5 years,

(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term of not less than 10 years;

(b) in any other case—

(i) on summary conviction to a fine of not less than $15,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not less than 7 years,

(ii) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term of not less than 10 years.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Now hes walking in the street hope you can catch him for the day of his hearing,hope he gets the years he deserves,gun ,bullets,roberie.But please inform us of how this case goes in court.

  2. So according to the statute the judges and magistrates have been violating our laws by giving these criminals such lenient sentences and judgments. We need to start demanding their removal if they cannot do their job properly.

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