A MAN who was arrested last week while allegedly attempting to board a flight after several guns and ammunition were found at his Santa Rosa Heights, Arima home was denied bail when he appeared before an Arima magistrate.
Sixty-six-year-old Anthony Koon Koon, who has dual citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago and Canada, appeared in court on Monday charged with possession of six handguns and 187 rounds of ammunition.
The court heard that around 8 a.m. last week Wednesday, a team of officers from the Northern Division Task Force, La Horquetta CID and police K9 Unit raided a house in Balata Drive, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima, and executed a search warrant for arms and ammunition.
It was alleged Koon Koon was not at home at the time, but the following day (September 5), around 12.30 p.m., he was reportedly arrested at Piarco International Airport.
Two people who were arrested at Koon Koon’s Santa Rosa Heights home were granted bail, however.
A woman, 43, was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 while her 16-year-old daughter was given bail to the tune of $50,000.
The matter was adjourned to October 7.
This was not Koon Koon’s first run-in with the law.
In June 2011, the man was arrested at his Santa Rosa Heights home for possession of a gun and more than 3,000 rounds of assorted ammunition.
He appeared before an Arima magistrate and was initially denied bail. During his court appearances he was then granted bail.
Both local police and Canadian authorities have said Koon Koon is not a certified firearms expert who served as a firearms training instructor in Canada between 1996 and 2000, contrary to previous information.