Ex-Court Clerk charged for 1,485 rounds of ammunition
From the Courts
October 19, 2007

Ex-Court Clerk charged for 1,485 rounds of ammunition

Local police have confiscated over 1485 rounds of ammunition.{{more}}

The haul was made last Saturday in Kingstown.

Ian Caesar, 55, a retired United States Court Clerk of Cane Garden, was arrested and charged with importing one box containing 500 rounds of Thunderbolt .22 cartridges, 500 rounds of .38 ammunition, 125 rounds of Remington twelve gauge shotgun cartridges and 10 twelve gauge rifle rug and 350 rounds of Remington 9mm pistol ammunition, without being the holder of a firearm import permit issued by the Commissioner of Police.

He appeared at the Kingstown Magistrates Court and was granted bail in the amount of $30,000 after pleading not guilty to the charge.

Caesar was also slapped with a customs charge for delivering to a Customs official a document that was false in material. He also pleaded not guilty to that charge.

The prosecution, however, did not object to Caesar’s bail, but instead asked that his travel documents be surrendered and he report to the Central Police Station on Mondays between 6am-6pm.

Defense Counsel for Caesar, Carlyle Dougan, said that his client is the licensed holder of firearms and that he was a well respected man in the United States and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

It was alleged that the ammunition was intended for prominent persons in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The matter was adjourned to November 13 for trial. (KW)