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Pair denies gun smuggling charges

A youth author and his girlfriend denied charges of gun and ammunition smuggling on Wednesday.

Goshon Fox, 22, and Marvinique Burrows, 20, both of Gambier Court, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt in relation to the seizure of two pistols and 25 rounds of ammunition on March 27.

According to initial police reports, officers stopped and searched the suspects at Jet Aviation near Coral Harbour.

The officers allegedly found a 9 mm pistol with 16 rounds of ammunition and a .45 pistol with five rounds of ammunition.

The pair was formally arraigned on two counts of importation of firearms, importation of ammunition and conspiracy to import firearms.

Since the crimes allegedly occurred during the countrywide 24-hour curfew aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, they were also accused of violating the curfew.

Ferguson-Pratt does not have the jurisdiction to grant bail, but she remanded the accused to the Central Police Station at the request of Damian Gomez, QC.

Gomez, who represents Fox, said he and Burrows’ lawyer, Donna Major, had filed an emergency bail application.

A trial is set for November 10 through 12.

Fox penned the book “Stand Out”, which was endorsed by the late Dr. Myles Munroe.

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