A Venezuelan nicknamed El Culon has been sent to prison for five years.
He was jailed after pleading guilty to three charges in the Point Fortin Magistrate' Court on Tuesday.
El Culon, whose real name is Darwin Garcia Gibori, 26, was arrested with seven other Venezuelans as well as Trinidadian fisherman in Point Fortin two weeks ago for being in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Court prosecutor Sgt Jessie Jitmansingh said El Culon was in a hammock when the police arrived at a house at Warden Road, Cap-de-Ville Point Fortin.
They found a pistol and six rounds of .380 ammunition. El Culon admitted he was in possession of the firearm and the ammunition.
He also pleaded guilty to entering the country illegally. Senior Magistrate Alicia Chankar sentenced him to 36 months for the firearms, 12 months for the ammunition and 12 months for entering the country illegally.
The sentences were ordered to run consecutively.
Two other men - a 26-year-old Venezuela man and the Trinidadian fisherman, appeared in the same court last week charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
The Venezuelan pleaded guilty and he was sentenced to 24 months in jail for having the gun and 12 months for the ammunition.
The sentences were also ordered to run consecutively. The Trinidadian pleaded not guilty and was denied bail.
- by Sascha Wilson