Man faces court for possession of bullet-proof vest Loop Cayman Islands

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(For illustration purposes only- this not an actual photo of the bullet-proof vest recovered)

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) confirmed that a man has been formally charged with Possession of a Bullet-Proof Vest.

The arrest follows a search conducted in July 2022 by RCIPS officers of a residence on Pleasant Drive, West Bay where officers recovered a bullet-proof vest and arrested a 51-year-old man of West Bay on suspicion of possession of a bullet-proof vest.

The man will appear in court on Monday, September 26.

According to the Penal Code of the Cayman Islands, if the man is convicted, he could face a fine of one hundred thousand dollars and to imprisonment for twenty years.

Regarding this, the Penal Code says:

230. A person who, without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on the person, has in that person’s possession or under that person’s care or control a bullet-proof vest or firearm for the use or benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a gang, commits an offence and is liable —

(a) where the offence is in respect of a bullet-proof vest, to a fine of one hundred thousand dollars and to imprisonment for twenty years; and

(b) where the offence is in respect of a firearm, to a fine of one hundred thousand dollars and to imprisonment for twenty years, subject to a minimum term of imprisonment of ten years.

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