Man Charged: Importing Firearms Components

October 29, 2019

A 37-year-old man has been charged with three counts of importing firearms components.

A police spokesperson said, “On Monday 21st October 2019, James Rumley [37] appeared in Magistrates’ Court charged on indictment with three counts of importing firearms components.

“Between June & October 2019, detectives from the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] Serious Crime & Drugs Units worked with our partners at the Customs Department and local courier companies.

“Suspicious packages were identified and examined. Inside these packages were items identified as firearms components.”

The police noted that Rumley was allegedly “identified through the investigation, resulting in charges being approved and his appearance in court.”

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro, who heads up the BPS Crime Division said: “The interception of these items means our community is that much safer and has resulted in firearms being kept out of the hands of criminals.

“The Bermuda Police Service treats incidents of this nature extremely seriously and we are constantly working with our local & international partners to combat the importation of firearms and other controlled items or drugs.

“If you know about the importation of guns into Bermuda, say something. Our detectives are here and willing to listen & take action against people who make our community less safe. You can call the main police line on 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.”

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