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St Catherine businessman charged over gun seizure

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2024 | 12:22 PM
His court date is being finalised.

Detectives assigned to the Old Harbour police in St Catherine have arrested and charged a businessman with breaches of the Firearms Act. 

He is Kevin Bent, otherwise called 'Kevin Square', 48-year-old of East Bay, Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine. 

Bent was charged today with possession of a prohibited weapon and unauthorized possession of ammunition. 

The police report that about 1 p.m., Friday, March 1, cops were on duty in the Old Harbour town centre when a Honda CRV Sports Utility Vehicle was stopped along Darlington Drive.

The driver complied and the vehicle was searched.

The police say a bag found on the front passenger seat was checked and a nine millimetre pistol fitted with a magazine containing nine rounds of nine millimetre cartridges were discovered.

He was taken into custody.

He was formally charged today after a question and answer session in the presence of his legal representative.

His court date is being finalised.

- Rasbert Turner

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