Visitor fined $4G for having 70 rounds of ammunition in suitcase

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court this week, a 34 year old American man was charged with the possession of 70 rounds of ammunition.

Dieter Tech, the Michigan resident, pled guilty to having the ammunition that was found in his suitcase.

Tech apologised for his actions and spoke of the island’s beauty and the friendliness of its people before he was sentenced.

Senior magistrate Maxanne Anderson highlighted Tech’s early guilty plea and lack of previous convictions, but said the court “must take a strong stance against firearm crimes”.

She said: “People are shooting mothers in their own homes right now. We cannot have this. The guns are here; all they need is ammunition.”

Ms Anderson fined Tech $4,000 for the offence and ordered him to pay it before leaving Bermuda.

Story written by TNN’s summer intern student, story courtesy in part by the RG

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