Police inspector among three charged with gun trafficking

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Police inspector among three charged with gun trafficking

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A female police officer is among three people charged with gun trafficking, following the discovery of a firearm with ammunition and a silencer at a house where the trio resided.

Kurl Ann McEachnie, an acting Police Inspector attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Police Band, was granted bail in the sum of TT$20 000 (US$2 943) with a surety, when she appeared before Magistrate Brambhanan Dubay at the Arima Magistrates’ Court.

She will reappear in court on April 23, along with co-accused, Cindy Gonzales who was granted bail in the sum of TT$20 000 (US$2 943) with a surety or TT$5 000 (US$735.94) cash bail.

The third accused, Jabari Miranda, was remanded in custody.

All three reside at a residence in Arima, where police allegedly found a Bulgarian Makarov .380 pistol fitted with a magazine and three rounds of .380 ammunition and a firearm silencer.

The discovery was made during a search that was conducted as part of an anti-crime exercise in the Southern Division last Tuesday. (CMC)