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US visitor charged with illegal possession of firearm

Published:Monday | May 16, 2016 | 5:35 AM

An American woman who was last week arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition has been convicted and sentenced.

After pleading guilty in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on May 12, Nikkii Adams, 33, an insurance underwriter of Georgia in the United States of America, was fined $600,000 or 18 months at hard labour for illegal possession of firearm.

She was also fined $500,000 for failing to declare the firearm.

Police officers arrested Adams on Tuesday, May 10 after routine checks at the baggage area revealed a Taurus pistol in one of the suitcases, which was later confirmed to be Adams’ luggage.

She was then arrested and charged.