Roseau man fined $30,000 for illegal firearm and ammunition

A man from Hillsborough Street in Roseau has been fined a total of $30,000 for  the separate charges for illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

Police PRO, Inspector Simon Edwards, said Alexander Beaupierre was arrested  on Monday 3rd September, 2018 at 1230 pm in Morne Prosper.

Edwards said a 9 mm semi automatic pistol and ammunition were found in Beaupierre’s possession.

He said the accused was taken before the Roseau Magistrate’s Court where he was fined $15,000 for the weapon to be paid forthwith or, in default, 7 years imprisonment.

Beaupierre also received a fine of $15,000 for the ammunition to be paid forthwith or, in default, 7 years imprisonment to be served concurrently.

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13 Comments

  1. Michael
    September 9, 2018

    Good. Hope this will send a message. Guns dont kill however people use guns to kill. Get them off the street so we can roam the street and country like the old days..with no fear

  2. Just do it
    September 7, 2018

    Who kill gets 3 years an outside an still gets bail an get u with gun is 15 years lol

  3. Team Law23
    September 7, 2018

    You have a guy that owns a gun walking the streets again? You honestly think that man had a gun to protect his legal banana trees? When will the authorities in Dominica wake up realize the world is changing and they must change with it. You cannot give a criminal an option on gun possession, if you are caught with a firearm we are going to fine and send you to jail for a minimum of 15 years. When you take a life with that firearm on our peaceful island that person is not coming back. Your laws need to deter crime not encourage them Mr Attorney General. Instead of worrying about how much you guys going to charge a hard working person for a barrel on the port direct that energy on protecting Dominican lives. We have people at the helm that don’t have a clue of what they are doing. If I am a drug dealer and I know all I have to do is pay a fine why would I be worried if I get caught with a gun or not. I need to send the president a letter. Enough is Enough already.

    • %
      September 7, 2018

      I would send you a minimum of 20years.

    • Ibo France
      September 7, 2018

      Team Law23, you have proffered some pertinent pointers on the illegal gun and ammunition issue that is presently plaguing Dominica. Conviction for unlicensed gun and illegal ammunition should carry both a fine and an automatic jail sentence. Instead of wasting time cursing like drunken sailors in parliament , the parliamentarians need to pass new legislation to protect the citizenry from these gun tooting thugs.

  4. Made in China
    September 7, 2018

    Great job Police, get these cowards off the streets.

  5. September 7, 2018

    Great job guys work a little faster get them off the streets

  6. Observer
    September 7, 2018

    Eh ben, that is quick action and good. But do we have two laws then according to your connection. If you are a crab catcher with the golden touch and a bubbly nick name you get your unlicensed gun handed back by police. And if you are a minister you can bring your gun into the House and not even an inquiry or reprimand from the Speaker. There appears to be strict law for some in our country and I agree, but different law for others and some just untouchable. So P.M. is right then and law is for some only, according to who you are.

  7. Pondering
    September 7, 2018

    Geat job!!! Next!!! We have to wipe out that weapons busines in the country. Its time for us to take back our peaceful country.

  8. %
    September 7, 2018

    Still lenient ..Some of those guys can easily pay $30 000.00.Fine them and confine them 20years for first time possession ..

  9. RandyX
    September 7, 2018

    This is simply not good enough. A fine of 30,000 plus a year in jail would be appropriate for first time offenders.

    • duck1951
      September 7, 2018

      Agree with you only because some of these criminals have the funds to pay the fines . Mandatory jail should be part of the fix . Of course it must be equally applied across the board .

  10. anonymous2
    September 7, 2018

    The govt. wants money, not to get the criminals off the streets.

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