Former politician charged for illegal gun

Police have charged former Jamaica Labour Party councillor for Ensom Division in St Catherine, Barrington Bailey, otherwise called ‘Junior’, with illegal possession of firearm.

The 40-year-old, who is a resident of Kirkland Heights in Red Hills, St Andrew, is also a licensed firearm holder.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said Bailey was arrested at a joint police/military checkpoint at Innswood on Old Harbour Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Sunday, February 10.

It further said: “Bailey was arrested about 5:40am after an Acura motorcar he was driving was signalled to stop. When he complied, he accounted for a licensed firearm. However, upon searching the vehicle, an illegal Taurus 9 millimetre pistol was found.”

He is to appear in the St Catherine Parish Court on Tuesday, February 19.

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