Five police officers and two civilians have been charged to date in connection with the ongoing Firearm Users License investigation. The latest charge brings the total number of charges brought against persons by investigators to 26.
Ag. Corporal Kareem Jamaldin was granted $200,000 bail by Justice of the Peace (JP) Stephen Young after being charged with Soliciting $25,000 from a man to Expedite a FUL.
The accused is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate on October 28th. He was arrested and charged in connection with the incident on September 22nd by officers of the Financial Investigations Branch (FIB) led by W/Insp. Joseph.
The seven persons have been charged with offences ranging from Possession of a Firearm for the Purpose of Trafficking to Misbehaviour in Public Office, all arising out of breaches of the Firearms Act. The other six accused who are all currently before the courts are:
-No. 10218 PC Lyndon Bishop, charged in August 2021 with two counts of Soliciting and two counts of Receiving,
-No. 17880 PC Chris Tirbanie, charged in August 2021 with one count of Soliciting,
-No 14437 Sgt. David Swanson, charged in May 2022 with ten counts of Misbehaviour in Public Office
-ASP Aaron Bedeau, charged also in May 2022 with five counts of Misbehaviour in Public Office. He is jointly charged with Swanson for one count of Misbehaviour in Public Office, -Dillon Gosine (civilian), charged in October 2021 with four counts of Uttering Forged Documents, and, -Mukesh Gosine (civilian), charged also in October 2021 with Possession of Firearm for the Purpose of Trafficking.