Cop charged for illegal gun

| 21/10/2013

(CNS): A 36-year-old serving police officer on Cayman Brac is facing some serious charges regarding the illegal importation of parts of a gun and is expected in court on Thursday. Although on police bail, the officer has been suspended from duty and has now been charged with one count of possession of an unlicensed firearm, one count of importation of an unlicensed firearm and five counts of evading customs duty. The firearm charges relate to the importation of a firearm magazine, an RCIPS spokesperson stated.  The investigation into the officer was revealed on CNS in September after questions about the arrest were put to the police.

However, the RCIPS has never said when he was arrested or when he attempted to import the magazine. The officer had continued serving as an officer on the Brac despite his arrest and the ongoing enquiry.

The officer is now facing what could be a lengthy prison sentence. The law provides for a mandatory ten year minimum for those convicted after trial or seven years for those who plead guilty.

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