Bahamian residing in US charged with importing ammunition

Bahamian residing in US charged with importing ammunition
Dealo Pratt, 33 (front centre in white).

Dealo Pratt, 33, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt Wednesday, after he allegedly tried to import ammunition into The Bahamas from the United States (US).

Pratt was charged with three counts of importation of ammunition and one count of conspiracy to import ammunition; all without a firearm license.

According to court documents; between March 2016 and July 2016, while in New Providence, Pratt imported 50 live rounds of .357 ammunition; 199 live rounds of .40 ammunition; and 200 live rounds of .45 ammunition.

Pratt’s lawyer Maria Daxon, who spoke with Eyewitness News outside the court hearing said, her client was actually residing in the United States when news broke of his arrest.

“Pratt was living in the United States for 17 years. While he was living there, some items were transferred from America to The Bahamas,” Daxon said.

“After the American Government decided that he had committed an offense, they decided to revoke his residency and deport him back to the country that he was born in, which is The Bahamas.”

Pratt was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC) until August 8 and 9 at 10:00 a.m.