Man accused of attempting to import gun from United States has proposed bail application adjourned at court in Ballymena

The NCA said the firearm and ammunition were found by Border Force staff in a parcel.

A MAN charged with attempting to import a gun from the United States has been further remanded in custody after a planned bail application at a court in Ballymena was further adjourned to November 23.

Kristopher Darren Scott (38), of Frosses Road near Dunloy, is also accused of attempted possession of a firearm and ammunition and possessing diazepam with intent to supply.

The charges relate to October 13 this year when the National Crime Agency (NCA) and PSNI were involved in a joint operation.

Ahead of the original court appearance the NCA said the weapon was found in a parcel containing computer parts.

The interception was made by Border Force officers at an international mail depot close to Stansted Airport near London.

The court charge sheet named the weapon as a SIG P20 Pistol and said the discovery also involved two 9mm Magazines and 52 rounds of Parabellum Luger 9mm ammunition.

At Coleraine Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, the defence solicitor was Garrett Greene.

This week’s Court heard an attempt is set to be made to obtain another address away from the defendant’s family home ahead of bail being applied for.

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