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Three appear on firearm and drug charges

Three people appeared this morning in Magistrates’ Court on a series of drug and firearm charges.

First before magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo was Romonito Adawan, 36, who was accused of importing and possessing a firearm on May 5, as well as ammunition.

He was charged with importing cannabis and possessing the drug with intent to supply on that same date, and possessing $5,000 that he knew to be criminal proceeds between a date unknown and May 5.

According to Cindy Clarke, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Adawan is a Filipino who works on board the ship Somers Isles.

His charges are indictable and must be heard in the Supreme Court. He was remanded by Mr Tokunbo, with a trial date to be set.

Two Bermudians were then charged jointly.

Jermaine Butterfield, 42, of Spice Lily Lane in Sandys, appeared alongside Kimmisha Perinchief, 29, of the Railway Trail in Southampton.

They were charged together with conspiring with Mr Adawan and others not before the court to import a prohibited weapon between a date unknown and May 5.

The two were further accused of conspiring with Mr Adawan and others, during the same timeframe, to import ammunition and cannabis with intent to supply — as well as possessing $8,000 in cash which they knew to be criminal proceeds.

The charges were all indictable and neither was required to submit a plea. Both received bail of $25,000, with a trial date to be set.

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