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24-yr-old charged for illegal firearm

24-yr-old charged for illegal firearm

Officers of the Major Crime Team have charged a 24-year-old man who was found with an illegal firearm while police executed a search warrant at his home in the Greenland community of East End on October 14.
The police said the firearm was loaded.

The man, Dajshon Benjamin is to appear in court Thursday, October 15 to face the
charge.

As investigations are continuing into the matter, the police said it is likely others will be prosecuted in relation to the same weapon.

In the meantime, Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said the recent arrests in firearm-related offences are because of the hard work and tenacity of his officers.

“These officers push through many hours, well beyond most of us, to bring about these arrests without public fanfare or applause. Very few will understand or appreciate the patience and diligence required. I know what it requires and will consistently give them the praise and support they are due. They deserve it,” the Commissioner said.
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