Two men and two women were yesterday charged with gun crimes following their arrests during a joint operation with local and American law enforcement in Abaco.
A man and his pregnant wife were remanded to prison after they were charged with firearm and ammunition possession.
Rosalie Quarrie, who is five months pregnant, and Jamaican Neil Quarrie, 27, of Ferguson Drive, Spring City, denied that they were in possession of a Taurus 9mm pistol and six rounds of ammunition at their arraignment before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.
Before the arraignment began, defense lawyer Ian Cargill said that Mrs. Quarrie had not eaten.
On questioning from the court, she said police did not give her anything to eat on Wednesday night and this caused her to develop gas.
As a result, she felt nauseated when she tried to eat the food offered to her on Thursday morning.
The magistrate directed a relative to get her some tea and a hot meal.
Cargill said that Mrs. Quarrie will have an emergency bail application before the Supreme Court due to her condition.
The matter was adjourned to December 4 for mention.
Two more Abaco residents were also charged with firearm offenses.
Andre Kikivarakis, 44, and Linishka Cornish, 31, of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, denied charges that they were found with a 9mm Beretta pistol and 18 rounds of ammunition on September 25.
Their trial was also adjourned to December 4 and bail was denied.
Jomo Campbell represented them.