Customs slaps more charges on gun importer

ZIZ NEWSROOM, BASSETERRE, July 22, 2011 – The Customs Department has formally served charges on Bruce Alexander of Millionaire Street following investigations into the find of a stash of weapons, weapons’ parts and live ammunition in transit shed one at the Basseterre port last Thursday.

Alexander has been accused of knowingly receiving and importing restricted goods and falsely declaring, among other things, one AMT 380 backup 9mm Kurz semi-automatic pistol, one Keltech 9mm luger lower receiver with magazine, one Glock .40 lower receiver with magazine, one Glock .40 upper receiver with laser, one hi-point 9mm Luger upper receiver, five .380 rounds of ammunition, seven 9mm rounds of ammunition and twenty-six .40 rounds of ammunition.

He was charged on Friday at the Basseterre police station with two counts of improper importation of goods, one count of untrue declaration and two counts of fraudulent evasion of customs.

The customs charges are added to 13 other criminal charges from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force on Wednesday.

The Customs Department has thanked members of public for the support in the investigation of this matter.

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