(CMR) Canadian resident and Russian citizen Anton Parygin (45) appeared in Summary Court via video link on Tuesday afternoon before Magistrate Gunn. Parygin was formally charged with the importation of three firearms over the weekend via Air Canada.
Allegations are that on January 28, he brought in three firearms, including a 9mm semi-auto rifle. He faces six counts of possession and importation and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
CMR sources revealed that he had applied for permission to bring firearms into the Cayman Islands but was denied and still brought them in any way.
Magistrate Gunn informed him that it is a Category A offense, and the DPP's office elected the matter to the Grand Court.
Attorney James Stennings informed the court that he was retained as the attorney for the defendant but was not in a position to enter any plea at this time because he had just been handed a substantial amount of disclosure materials from the Crowne.
However, he indicated he would likely be making a bail application at the next hearing after taking instructions from his client. He also noted that the defendant would be staying with his wife at a villa at a specified location.
The Magistrate sent the matter to return to Summary Court on February 2 at 10:00 am, where there will be a short form preliminary inquiry and bail application. The short form PI allows the matter to be sent from Grand Court for further handling.
He was remanded to Northward Prison until that time.
Parygin is originally from Almaty, Kazakhstan/Khabarovsk, Russia but resides in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada. His online profile shares that he's a co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of a software development company called PressCentric.
PressCentric specializes in Web-to-Print cloud-based software solutions for printing companies.