A teen who was arrested this week for the possession of a sub-machine gun has been charged.
Police said Kerlan Leon, 18, of Gros Islet was charged yesterday (June 15) for the possession of an illegal firearm and possession of ammunition.
He was arrested for the possession of a Mac-11 firearm and ammunition during a routine police patrol on Chapel Street, Gros Islet, around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14.
He is in police custody awaiting his first court appearance.
According to the Fire Arms Act of 2003, a conviction for control or possession of a restricted firearm carries a fine of not less than $10,000 or imprisonment for a term of not less than five years; on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years.