The trial of Dexter Anthony Bharrat who was charged with possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition in 2016 came to an end late last week when he was found guilty by Magistrate Dylan Bess and sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.
The Albouystown, Georgetown man first appeared before the courts on March 22, 2016 after he was busted with a .45 pistol and six live rounds of .45 ammunition when he was not the holder of a firearm licence. He was initially remanded, but was subsequently granted bail pending trial.
The prosecution’s case was that on the day in question, police, acting on information, swooped down on a popular fish shop located on Hadfield Street, Georgetown and found Bharrat imbibing alcohol. A search was conducted on the premises and the said weapon was discovered on the person of the accused. He was thus arrested and charged with the offence.
Bharrat will serve a two-year sentence for each offence.