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#PatrickPowellTrial: FLA revokes firearm licence a year after police request

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 1:29 PM
Businessman Patrick Powell leaving the Home Circuit Court last week after he was freed of the murder of schoolboy Khajeel Mais.

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The firearm licence issued to businessman Patrick Powell has been revoked.

Michael Dixon, director of audits and complaints at the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA), confirmed today that the licence was revoked in November last year — that's one year after the police made a second request for it to happen.

READ: Police ask for revocation of Powell's gun licence

Dixon said, too, that there has been "no transactions" on Powell's firearm since March 2011.

The disclosure came while the FLA official gave evidence in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.

Powell is on trial for failing to turn over his licensed firearm and ammunition for inspection in breach of the Firearms Act.

READ: Why the FLA did not revoke Patrick Powell's firearm licence

The firearm was reportedly requested after the July 2011 murder of schoolboy Khajeel Mais.

Powell was last year freed of the murder after the case collapsed in the home circuit court.

Dixon testified that the businessman was initially issued a licence by the St Andrew South Police.