(CMR) Customs and Border Control Enforcement Officer Timothy “Timmy” McKenzie (45), who was arrested last year, pleaded guilty to possession of two handguns and over 50 rounds of ammunition when he appeared in court on Wednesday.
McKenzie who has served over 20 years as a custom officer was arrested last year during a police operation at his residence on Kingfisher Street in Bodden Town. A search of the residence was conducted, during which officers recovered two handguns, a Taurus 9mm and an Astra .45, along with several rounds of ammunition and a quantity of ganja.
McKenzie and a woman were arrested, and he was later charged. In previous court appearances he denied the charges.
Following his admission of guilt on Wednesday, McKenzie requested that his bail be extended to put his affairs in order. However the court denied bail after the prosecution said that he was a flight risk due to the lengthy sentence he faces. He will return to court next month for a sentence hearing.
McKenzie had been put on leave following his arrest and charge; however, with his guilty plea, it is now expected that he will be fired from the CBC