Mahaut man fined $10,000 for illegal firearm

Akim Alexander from the community of Mahaut was fined a total of EC$10,000 for possession of firearm and possession of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm and ammunition user’s license.

He was convicted at the Magistrate’s Court in Roseau.

According to Police PRO, Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste about 8:30 a.m on August 11th, 2017 at Bath Estate, the police discovered one 12 gauge shotgun and two live rounds of 12 gauge ammunition concealed in motor vehicle registration number PS706.

He said and at the time the vehicle was in the custody of Alvin Michael Jno Baptiste of Morne Prosper and Alexander was a passenger.

He stated tah on Monday 14th August 2017 both men were jointly charged with the offenses of possession of firearm and possession of ammunition without being the holders of a firearm and ammunition users’ license.

Jno Baptiste said Alexander pleaded guilty to the offenses and was fined.

All charges against Jno Baptiste of Morne Prosper were withdrawn.

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Malpardee
    August 31, 2017

    Da on competion with america.. So sad.. Our country..

  2. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    August 18, 2017

    For a young man at that why did he have a gun and ammunition? From whom he got/bought it? Obviously he planned to use it. On whom and for what reason?
    I hope he has the $10,000 EC to pay for the fine or I suppose imprisonment.

  3. Ehbeh look bowdell
    August 17, 2017

    10 Grand for unlicensed firearm yet you as a citizen cant get a Firearm and ammunition user’s license unless they have some Big Family Name or own some massive estate or big enough business in Roseau or know the police chief personally. Dominica will always be under the rule of “People with big name” that is why citizens will continually arm themselves with illegally obtained firearms because the rich can protect themselves from the criminals with the guns but the poor are looked down as too dumb to know or learn gun safety, meanwhile if some thief enters your home with a gun what are you the poor man to do, hope and pray his gun is just for show? Call the police who are too busy or never have ride even when it have ride parked in-front the station 24/7? This system is a joke.

  4. dayandnight vision
    August 16, 2017

    % What really is your problem? Not once have I seen you post any positive or substantive comment on DNO. Your comments are usually political or degrading. Why??? GROW UP!!!!!!!!! Please
    I am waiting for an answer

  5. MrAllOut
    August 16, 2017

    % Everybody comments on Skeritt but nobody comments on these matters..Great comment.

    We all love Dominica and we don’t want our children to chose gun violence.
    Magistrate this charge is very LACKING..I am not for sending children to jail constantly.

    However; 12+ months of community service or 12+ Months of working for a non-profit organization should be mandatory. If you opt out of it you should be sent to prison.

    If you want to gun down the area you be held responsible to clean up the area.

    Great Script %

  6. Dominican
    August 16, 2017

    I’m happy this illegal firearm was removed from circulation and the matter dealt with so promptly. What a contrast though with the Bubbles gun case in 2010, when a firearm was also seized because it was held illegally at the time.. One cannot help but wonder that it is more important whom you know than what you know in Dominica.

    • MrAllOut
      August 16, 2017

      Can you people just comment on how you feel and not be political?

      This a young man maybe in his early 20’s with a 12 SHOTGUN.
      if you don’t know what a shot gun is it’s the one you have to shoot from the shoulder.

      I’t’s very big and talking about Bubbles and political gimmicks.
      This is Serious stuff.

      • %
        August 16, 2017

        You are rude,fresh out of place to dictate to anyone what to say..Try to tolerate dissent,or get the hell out here!Are you Kim Jun Un or Skerrit?
        SKERRIT MUST GO
        SKERRIT MUST GO
        SKERRIT MUST GO NOW

      • Toto
        August 16, 2017

        It was no gimmick for the young lady faced with Bubbles gun to hear head Mr.

      • Dominican
        August 16, 2017

        You are either totally misinformed or deliberately disingenuous. I know very well what a12 gauge shotgun can do and it can cause far greater damage than a 9 mm slug at a given distance. I would even classify it as an assault weapon if it was a pump-action gun, which, of course should not have been in the hands of this young man. The only politics in this would be if someone else who is well connected, receives far more lenient treatment for a similar offence.

    • %
      August 16, 2017

      That’s why I like to call for “BOOTS ON THE GROUND”””…….That should never have happened re Bubbles..
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO
      SKERRIT MUST GO NOW

  7. %
    August 16, 2017

    If you want to send a message to the holders of unlicensed firearms,I dont believe thst EC$10 000.00,will make them get it..What about an additional charge?Maybe 12 months of community or national service from 9.00am to 3.30pm 3 days or 4 days a week..Are we,or the people whom we entrust to serve us really care in Dominica?ONE life is worth more than $10 000.00.LETS GET SERIOUS!

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