Reul Cardinal has been sentenced to seven years of hard labour for possession of a firearm and ammunition. Cardinal 33, was also convicted and sentenced to two years’ hard labour for possession of cannabis.

According to police reports, the accused was arrested during an Operation Strike Back 3 exercise in San Fernando on April 18th. During the exercise, WPC Balley executed a search warrant at the home of the accused located at Ramsaran Street, San Fernando.

During the search, officers allegedly found a firearm outfitted with a magazine and 13 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition under the cushion of a couch at the premises.
Officers also reportedly found 457 grammes of marijuana, with a street value of $9,000. Police took possession of the firearm, ammunition and marijuana and Cardinal was arrested and subsequently charged.