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Premier commits to 60% cut in gun smuggling

Premier commits to 60% cut in gun smuggling

| 11/05/2017 | 156 Comments
(CNS): The premier has committed to investing “whatever it takes” into police resources and the creation of a national coast-guard to fight the rising gun crime in the Cayman Islands. Alden McLaughlin has said that if the Progressives are returned to office in two weeks time, one of the prioriti [...]

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Gun suspect charged following prison gate report

Gun suspect charged following prison gate report

| 09/05/2017
(CNS): A Bodden Town man has been charged with firearms offences in connection with the recovery of a gun near the prison gates on Saturday afternoon. The 27-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was due in court Tuesday morning, having been charged with possession of unlicensed ammunition [...]

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Fireman found guilty in gun case

Fireman found guilty in gun case

| 08/05/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): A local firefighter who was shot with a Taser gun by police because they believed he was armed with a 9mm handgun was found guilty Monday of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest and remanded in custody. When officers went to the home of Fabian Oliver Thompson (34) [...]

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Cops seize gun from man by prison gates

Cops seize gun from man by prison gates

| 07/05/2017
(CNS): The police have seized another gun after a suspect reportedly threatened a man with the weapon right outside the prison gates Saturday. The RCIPS said in a release that they received the report at around 3:39 yesterday afternoon and arrived at the area outside HMP Northward within minutes. T [...]

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Gun seized in South Sound, local man charged

Gun seized in South Sound, local man charged

| 04/05/2017
(CNS): A George Town Man was charged earlier today with two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm and was remanded in custody after an appearance in Summary Court, where he was refused bail. John Brandon Smith (24) was arrested Tuesday along with his 18-year-old wife following a search at th [...]

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Local suspect arrested in GT bar shooting

Local suspect arrested in GT bar shooting

| 02/05/2017
(CNS): Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with a shooting outside the Bananas bar and night club in the centre of George Town last week and is currently in custody. In what is believed to be a gang-related attack in the early hours of last Thursday mor [...]

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Rivers denies murder and gun possession

Rivers denies murder and gun possession

| 23/04/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers (38) has pleaded not guilty to killing Mark Travis “Hubba” Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January. He has also denied having a gun or threatening another victim, despite being involved in a family hostage situation and a [...]

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Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

| 19/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A local couple were arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday for importing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, customs officials said. The 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both Caymanian, are also under investigation for a large amount of undeclared personal goods. Fo [...]

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Gun suspect’s self-defence leads to acquittal

Gun suspect’s self-defence leads to acquittal

| 06/04/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Mark Melado Llewellyn, who was accused of possessing an illegal handgun found under a stove at his North Side apartment, cleared his own name without an attorney. Llewellyn was acquitted by a jury following a trial where he defended himself against the deputy director of public prosecutions, [...]

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Loaded guns land men 12 and 15 years in jail

Loaded guns land men 12 and 15 years in jail

| 03/04/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Two men convicted of possessing firearms have been given long jail terms by a judge following a retrial last week. Keith Rohan Montaque was handed a 15-year term and Walter Jordan McLaughlin got twelve years in jail Friday for two loaded guns found under a bed in a North Side house, where the [...]

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West Bay murder suspect to face trial

West Bay murder suspect to face trial

| 28/03/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers, who is charged with the murder of Mark Travis ‘Hubba’ Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January, will face trial in July. Rivers (38), from West Bay, has not yet answered the charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firear [...]

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