Police officer charged in weapons possession

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed Monday that a 36-year-old police officer was charged in relation to possessing an unlicensed firearm.

The firearm charges relate to a component part of a firearm, namely a magazine.

The officer, who is stationed in Cayman Brac, was charged with one count of possession of an unlicensed firearm, one count of importation of an unlicensed firearm and five counts of evading customs duty.

The officer is currently free on police bail and it is anticipated that he will appear in court on Thursday.

He has been suspended from duty.