US Brac resident charged over illegal guns

| 10/07/2017 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Dock at the Creek, Cayman Brac

(CNS): David Dean Meadors, a 52-year-old American businessman who was arrested by customs officers after they found a large quantity of ammunition in a shipping container and two guns at his home has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. The man who is in the process of building a retirement home on the Brac didn’t declare the weapons and ammunition to customs and has no firearms import permit.

The bullets were recovered during an inspection of the shipping container and Meadors who is a US licensed gun holder claims he was unaware of the local law.

Acting Collector of Customs Jeff Jackson thanked the Sister Island officers for their collaborative approach in the case and said it was consistent with the policy of both Collector of Customs Charles Clifford and Police Commissioner Derek Bryne “to promote and facilitate joint operations by our two agencies”.

Assistant Collector Tina Campbell added, “The Customs Department continues to remind the public that it is a very serious offence to unlawfully possess or import any firearm or ammunition. We ask that any member of the public who has information regarding this matter or relating to these types of offences or other crimes, not to hesitate to contact the Customs Department.”

The investigation continues by the Customs Narcotics Enforcement Team in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac Customs.

The suspect has not yet been charged.

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