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St Elizabeth teen and co-accused on gun charges denied bail

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

A St Elizabeth teenager and his 21-year-old co-accused were denied bail when they appeared in the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate's Court for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Eighteen-year-old Roshane Smith and 21-year-old Martin Bowers appeared in court yesterday.

They are set to return on April 13.

It is alleged that Smith was walking along Munro Road and was reportedly acting in a suspicious manner.

The police accosted and searched him, resulting in the seizure of a nine-millimetre cartridge.

The police then escorted Smith to his home.

A room he shared with Bowers was searched, during which a homemade firearm containing a nine-millimetre cartridge was discovered.

The two were later arrested and charged.