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December 16th, 2016
Masa trial: ‘Bystander’ led Police to gun & ammo- Court told

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ramoamasagana Pemberton aka Masa had another day in court on December 13, 2016 and listened as a police officer told the magistrate that someone led him to the stashed gun and ammunition.

August 20th, 2016
UPDATE: 3 charged with firearm/ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the four arrested in a Police operation in the Pasea Estate area on August 18, 2016 were charged yesterday afternoon, August 19, 2016, according to the Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

July 21st, 2016
Four arrested in drugs & ammo find

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police executed two search warrants early this morning, July 21, 2016.

May 27th, 2016
Riel Charleswell charged with drugs, ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Basketball coach and horse trainer/owner Riel Charleswell was said to have both denied and owned up to a quantity of vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis when Police witnesses testified yesterday May 26, 2016 in the Magistrate's Court.

May 25th, 2016
UPDATE: Orlando 'Buju' Bonnick not guilty of gun smuggling charge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Orlando 'Buju' Bonnick charged with smuggling for what prosecutors said was an attempt to ship a gun and matching ammunition to St Vincent and the Grenadines via a local shipping service, was today May 25, 2016 acquitted of the charge.

October 9th, 2015
Firearm & ammo recovered during police search

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Search warrants carried out early this morning, October 9, 2915 by officers of the Criminal Investigations Department, the Special Investigations Team and Tactical Unit on a number of residents resulted in the arrest of a number of persons and the recovery of a prohibited weapon and a large quantity of ammunition.

May 1st, 2015
Terry D. Smith on $50K bail for alleged gun & ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman Terry D. Smith, who survived an apparent execution attempt on April 23, 2015 on Flemming Street in Road Town, Tortola, was today May 1, 2015 placed before the Magistrate's Court on charges of alleged firearm and ammunition possession.

May 1st, 2014
Four more firearms uncovered in another home search

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Only days after uncovering a firearm and several rounds of ammunition, Police, in another home search, have uncovered four more firearms and large quantity of ammunition.

February 26th, 2014
UPDATE: Magistrate sends gun-toting Vanterpool to church

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John told defendant Joel Vanterpool that while he may have some reason to celebrate in leaving the Magistrate’s Court a free man today, February 26, 2014, instead of going to a pub he should go to his church.

January 30th, 2014
West End drug & gun trial stutters to a start

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The trial for three of the four men accused of being involved in an alleged drug and gun find following a police sting operation at West End nearly two years ago, began today, January 30, 2014 .



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