Firearm case for mention

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THE case of a man charged with possession of firearm at Guzo Point in June last year, will appear again before Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison.

Alfred Maefalea was arrested on June 6, 2020 at the Guzo Point following police discovery of a firearm inside his vehicle during the early hours of that day.

He entered a not-guilty plea in the previous occasions and a trial was conducted on his case.

Police said after they discovered the gun in his vehicle, he was immediately apprehended and escorted to the Central Police Station watch-house with the fireman, where he was formally arrested and placed in police custody.

He was charged with one count of possession of firearm without license contrary to section 5 (2) (a) of the Firearms and Ammunitions Act and was taken to court for a remand application.

Police said the Honiara City Response Unit (CRU) was on a routine patrol in the Kukum area when they came across a car parked in the Guzo Point area along the Kukum Highway.

On checking the vehicle, officers discovered the driver asleep in the driver’s seat and believed to be drunk. They also discovered a modified point-22 firearm wrapped in a bag in the boot of the suspect’s vehicle.