Cops find gun in luggage at MoBay airport, American woman convicted

KINGSTON, Jamaica — An American woman who was last week arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition has been convicted.

After pleading guilty in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, May 12, Nikki Adams, 33, an insurance underwriter of Georgia in the United States of America, was fined J$600,000 or 18 months at hard labour for illegal possession of a firearm.

She was also fined J$500,000 for failing to declare the firearm.

Police officers arrested Adams on Tuesday, May 10 after routine checks at the baggage area of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, revealed a Taurus pistol in one of the suitcases. The luggage was later confirmed to be Adams’ She was scheduled to depart the island.

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