Guns found at Port

A St Michael man appeared in the District ‘A’ No. 1 Magistrate court today following the discovery of guns and drugs in a consignment at the Bridgetown Port.

Rico Antonio Greenidge, 26, of Free Hill, Black Rock, St Michael, has been charged with the unlawful possession of four firearms; the unlawful importation of four firearms; possession of 1.8 kilogrammes of cannabis; possession with intent to supply trafficking; and importation.

Rico Antonio Greenidge
Rico Antonio Greenidge

According to police, Greenidge was detained last Friday after he attempted to clear a consignment at the Bridgetown Port, which was shipped to him.

A search by Customs officials uncovered the automatic handguns and illegal drugs hidden in boxes of detergent.

Greenidge was remanded to HMP Dodds.

4 Responses to Guns found at Port

  1. Tony Waterman February 11, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Is it not time for all Barrels shipped to Barbados from the USA be Inspected by the DEA before being SEALED by the DEA and the Cost borne by the Shipper/Owners ????

    what about the Ammunition for these four Guns, is it already in the Island or is it on the way in another barrel to another/Different person ????

    Guns are no Good without Ammo, so be vigilant

  2. Ras Alhaji Tafari February 11, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    It is costing the people who put together the barrel thousands of dollars so that they can help family and friends put some food on their tables and clothes on their backs, and now you want to suggest that they pay to have their belongings screened. I have no problem being screened, that is the Job of the Custom Officers That is what they are paid to do. What you guys should be doing is keeping your eyes on the Custom Officers.
    Please don’t get me wrong, Guns is a problem on the Island and needs to be eradicated but the innocent should not have to bear the cost.

  3. Sue Donym February 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    The potential increase in cost for the persons shipping relatively inexpensive quantities of personal effects, rather than commercial shipping could really hurt @Tony Waterman.

    I would like to think that the shipper has undergone some intense questioning and scrutiny re his associates, accounts, business and personal habits. Neither side would want to underestimate the amount of info to be harvested. You can bet that connections of both shipper and receiver will be investigated and not necessarily in just two countries. Weapons and drugs leads!

  4. Panwallie February 12, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Idiot. The sentence should be to make you eat all the detergent….and the metal too.


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