Eighteen year old Clifford Lorenzo, one of two persons charged with kept firearm and ammunition without a gun license, pleaded guilty to both charges when he appeared in court today.
He was sentenced to five years for each count by the Chief Magistrate, Ann Marie Smith, who stipulated that they are to run concurrently, which means that he will only serve five years. The charges against 25 year Victor Pratt, the other defendant, were withdrawn. The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. yesterday.
The police reported that they were doing vehicle inspection at the junction of the Northern Highway and Visa Del Mar when they stopped a green Mitsubishi car and ordered the occupants to get out. They said they searched both Lorenzo and Pratt but they did not find anything incriminating. But when they searched the car they found a black Smith and Wesson 9 millimetre pistol with rounds of ammunition in its magazine on the front passenger seat. As a result, Lorenzo and Pratt were taken into custody and charged.<< Read other news