You are here

Man in US$.5m bust on gun, ammo charges

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The 51-year-old man who was allegedly held last weekend with over half-a-million US dollars in cash appeared in court yesterday charged with possession of a Tec-9 automatic gun and 75 rounds of ammunition. Derek Beresford-Cooper appeared before Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno and was granted $250,000 bail for the weapon and ammunition. 

No charges were laid against him for the cash. He will re-appear in court on August 5. The money, amounting to US$500,000, was seized from a car in San Juan by the Northern Division Task Force on Saturday. 

Police said Beresford-Cooper was allegedly held with the gun, ammunition and cash around 12.15 am after Nor­thern Division Task Force police, co-ordinated by Senior Supt David Abra­ham and headed by Insp Mark Maharaj and Sgt Harewood, stopped a blue Nissan Navara pickup in Nicholasville, San Juan. After searching the car they found the gun and ammunition in a suitcase in the back seat with the cash beneath.


User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff.

Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.

Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments.

Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.

Before posting, please refer to the Community Standards, Terms and conditions and Privacy Policy

User profiles registered through fake social media accounts may be deleted without notice.