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St Andrew brothers freed on gun charge

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 3:24 PM

Two brothers, Tia Chin Fahen and Kwan Chin Fahen,  who are businessmen of a St Andrew address, have been freed in the Gun Court of charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

Under cross-examination by defence lawyer Peter Champagnie the police witnesses in the case gave different versions as to what had transpired when the men were apprehended.

Justice Nicole Simmons found that the cops were not credible witnesses and freed the men.

The Crown led evidence that about 1 o’clock on the morning of October 10, 2015 the brothers were travelling in a truck when the police signalled them to stop at a check point along Constant Spring Road, St Andrew.

They disobeyed the signal and sped away.

A high speed chase ensued which ended on Whitehall Avenue in St Andrew where the driver Kwan Chin Fahen exited the vehicle and threw a firearm to the sidewalk.

The other accused Tia Chin Fahen also alighted from the vehicle.

In their defense, the two accused disputed the police's account.