Posted On: Thursday, 13 September 2012
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Basseterre, St. Kitts,(Wednesday 12th September, 2012) – Law enforcement agencies in St. Kitts and Nevis are hopeful that the recent sentencing of a Nevisian man for various firearm offenses would help to deter others from engaging in similar practices.
The man, Shaish James of West Bury Village, Nevis, was recently convicted for three separate charges that he tried to fight in the court system. These included Possession of Fire Arm, Possession of Ammunition and Smuggling a Firearm into the Federation.
The offenses, said a police release, were committed on 26th April 2012 at Cotton Ground, Nevis.
For Possession of Firearm, he was sentenced 7 years imprisonment, for Possession of Ammunition he was sentenced 3 years imprisonment, and for Smuggling a Firearm into Federation, he was sentenced for 2 years imprisonment.
He is however somewhat fortunate as the judge has allowed the sentences to run concurrently.