San Fernando man jailed for having gun, ammo

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A 45-year-old man who pleaded guilty to having a gun and ammunition was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment with hard labour on Wednesday when he appeared virtually before a San Fernando magistrate.

Labourer Kareem Gabriel, of Union Hall in San Fernando, was also charged with discharging a gun within 40 metres of a roadway, a police release said on Thursday said.

Gabriel, who faced magistrate Armina Mohammed-Deonarinesingh, pleaded not guilty of discharging the gun.

On Monday, officers from San Fernando CID responded to reports of loud explosions around 12.45 am, in the Union Hall area. They saw a man, later identified as Gabriel, walking along the road and stopped him.

They searched him and found a Taurus pistol with a magazine containing five rounds of ammunition.

They arrested him, and on Tuesday, PC Defreitas charged him with the three offences.

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