Two United States Citizens on Firearm Charges in Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – United States Citizens on Firearm Charges in Jamaica: 35-year-old Robert Alexander Reid, disk jockey, and 30-year-old Ngozika Faith Chidoro, both of Altamonte Spring, Florida in the United States of America, were arrested and charged over the weekend when they were caught trying to bring two firearms and 24 rounds of ammunition through Donald Sangster International airport in Montego Bay, St James.
Police reports say that Reid and Chidoro arrived at the airport on an American Airlines flight. During a check of their luggage, one Sig Sauer pistol with two magazines containing sixteen .45 rounds of ammunition and a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol with two magazines containing eight 9mm rounds of ammunition were found.
These were seized, and both individuals arrested and charged with Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition and Importing Firearms and Ammunition without a licence.
Both were offered station bail with own surety in the sum of JMD 100, 000 each and are to appear before the Western Regional Gun Court on Wednesday, November 1.
The police say this sort of occurrence is increasing, and they are warning the public that they will be charged if caught trying to take firearms or ammunition into the country.