A Bermudian man, originally from Warwick, has been jailed for six and a half years in Nottingham, UK, after a jury convicted him of possessing a firearm and ammunition without a licence.
Forty-nine-year old Randolph Benjamin, who lived in Forest Fields was handed the custodial sentence on Friday.
The Colt 45 revolver and 11 rounds of ammunition were discovered inside two plastic shopping bags. Benjamin’s fingerprints were found on them.
According to the Nottingham Post, the items were found after his home was searched.
According to court testimony, Benjamin denied having anything to do with the firearm and ammunition, and claimed that they belonged to someone else and were placed in his home.
He also told the Nottingham courts that he had lived at the residence for a year and that he spent most of his days, smoking cannabis and drinking occasionally.
Crown prosecutor Gareth Grimson said of Benjamin: “We don't seek to say he was a sophisticated, high-ranking villain. The Crown seek to say he was sitting on it for someone else.”