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Bail For Man Accused Of Gun And Ammunition Smuggling

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN has been granted bail ahead of his gun and ammunition smuggling trial in Magistrate’s Court scheduled in November.

Kenton Roberts, however, had to surrender all of his travel documents as one of several conditions attached to the $15,000 bond granted by Justice Gregory Hilton on Wednesday.

Last month, Roberts appeared in Magistrate’s Court facing charges of possession of ammunition with intent to supply, and importation of firearms and ammunition.

Prosecutors allege that Roberts imported a Sig Sauer P250 .40 pistol, a Glock 27 pistol and an Intratec luger 9mm pistol on June 8.

On that same date, Roberts allegedly imported 60 rounds of 7.62 ammunition; 50 rounds of .45 ammunition; 50 rounds of .44 ammunition; 157 rounds of 9mm ammunition; 100 rounds of .223 ammunition; and 100 rounds of .38 ammunition.

Roberts, however, denied the allegations against him.

He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections until November 5 when his trial is expected to begin.

The 37-year-old Sunshine Park resident applied to the Supreme Court for a bond, which was opposed by Crown respondent Anishka Hanchell.

However, the judge exercised his discretion to grant $15,000 bail with two suretors.

Justice Hilton further ordered that Roberts report to the Carmichael Road Police Station three times a week, surrender all of his travel documents and be fitted with an electronic monitoring device.

Attorney Krysta Mason-Smith argued Roberts’ bail application.

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