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May 21st, 2017
Guilty! Masa on Gun, Smith for beating stripper over 'short' service time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The missed radio and social network personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton has been found guilty of keeping an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

April 5th, 2017
Duo allegedly held with firearm & ammo on boat granted bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Lee Martin, 66, and Mitchell Warren, 43, were granted pre-trial liberty on April 4, 2017 when they appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of an assault rifle and ammunition.

March 10th, 2017
USVI man arrested on weapon & ammo charges after gun battle

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A report of shots fired Thursday, March 9, 2017 resulted in the confiscation of two weapons and the arrest of Hector Castano Estrella, Jr on weapon and ammunition charges, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced this afternoon, March 10, 2017.

January 31st, 2017
Firearm & ammo seized in Nibbs Estate home

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An early morning search carried out by officers of the Major Crime Team and the Immediate Response Unit on a residence in Nibbs Estate, Sea Cows Bay on January 31 2017 resulted in the seizure of a firearm and ammunition.

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.

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