Three Central Kingstown men were arrested and charged jointly on Wednesday with having in their possession a machine gun.
The men, Akeem Ferdinand, a 22-year-old unemployed of Rockies; Mwata Henry, a 25-year-old unemployed of Redemption Sharpes and Marlon Wyllie, a 34-year-old vendor of Murray’s Village, were arrested and charged that about 10 p.m. Tuesday, they had in their possession a prohibited weapon, to wit one 9mm Uzi.
They were also charged with having in their possession at Murray’s Village 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition without a license issued under the Firearms Act.
When they appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, Ferdinand pleaded guilty to the ammunition and firearm charges.
Henry pleaded guilty to driving without a license and insurance, but not guilty to the firearm and ammunition charges, while Wyllie pleaded not guilty to his charges.
The men were remanded in custody until Monday.
These arrests are as a result of the police intensifying their effort due to the recent shootings in Redemption Sharpes.