Bail for soldier charged with gun, ammo possession

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    A soldier was granted $250,000 bail when he appeared in court today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

    Vedesh Sookoo, was granted a cash bail alternative of $20,000, with the matter was adjourned to May 19th 2021.

    He was arrested yesterday morning after officers intercepted a white three-tonne truck near the Port of Spain lighthouse.

    They found a Smith and Wesson pistol and 28 rounds of ammunition under the driver’s seat, and subsequently held Sookoo and two other men who were in the vehicle at the time.