A teenager has been remanded in police custody on charges of possession of a sub-machine gun and ammunition, because there was no court sitting.
According to the police, eighteen year old Kerlan Leon of Gros Islet was found in possession of a TEC 9 pistol and several rounds of ammunition.
He was scheduled to make his first appearance at the First District Court on Friday.
Leon was subjected to a search during a police operation on Chapel Street, Gros Islet, Wednesday, when the firearm and ammunition were found, it is reported.
An online Urban Dictionary describes the TEC 9 sub machine gun as being ‘pretty much’ the much the modern day Tommy gun.
According to the source, the weapon is used by hundreds of street gangs and terrorists and can easily be converted into full-shoot auto with up to a 50 round magazine.