A family of three has appeared before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court, after being jointly charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, over the weekend.
Clint Ramkissoon, 39; his wife Taslimah Meighoo Ramkissoon, 23; and his brother Daniel Ramkissoon, 37, all of Toco Main Road, Matura, stood before Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland, on December 10th to answer to the charges.
Clint Ramkissoon and his wife pleaded not guilty and were granted $50,000 and $55,000 bail with surety respectively, while Daniel Ramkissoon pleaded guilty and was remanded into custody.
He is scheduled to reappear before a Magistrate on December 12th.
According to police reports, the Ramkissoon's were arrested following a search warrant being executed at their home during an anti-crime exercise.
During the exercise, which was led by W/Sgt. Lopez-Carr, officers of the Eastern Division Task Force (EDTF) conducted a search of a home in the Matura district, where they discovered one homemade shotgun and 11 rounds of 16-gauge ammunition.
Charges were laid by PC Treavajo, of the EDTF.
Both Clint and Taslimah Ramkissoon are due to reappear before a Magistrate on December 13th.