(CMR) The lawyer representing Anton Parygin, who was charged with importing three guns into the Cayman Islands, said he intended to write a letter to the Director of Public Prosecution to get written reasons for the charges.
Parygin (45), a Canadian resident who is originally from Russia, was formally charged with the importation of three firearms via Air Canada after he brought in a 9mm Semi-Auto Rifle, a 9mm Pistol, and a 12 gauge shotgun.
Parygin's lawyer James Stennings also indicated that based on the DPP's response, he intended to seek leave for a judicial review of the decision to charge his client.
CMR sources had revealed that Parygin had applied for permission to bring firearms into the Cayman Islands but was denied and still brought them in any way.
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.
Parygin, who is yet to enter a plea, remains on bail.