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    Default Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    Recall there's already a thread about this somewhere but damned if I could find it using relevant key words.

    In any case, stay the fuck out of Turks & Caicos. Surely, this petty legal jeopardy shit can't be good for tourism. Percentage-wise, not many travelers may be at-risk gun owners potentially caught unawares with errant ammo rolling around in their luggage, but the idea that as a tourist traveling there, you could get jammed up and face serious jail time for some other minor, honest mistake certainly must send a chill when deciding whether to chill in TCI some sun & fun versus somewhere else. This place is the New Jersey of the West Indies....


    4 Americans charged in Turks and Caicos, accused of bringing live ammo to the islands

    Four Americans are charged with possession of ammunition offenses in the tropical Atlantic getaway of Turks and Caicos, according to a post from the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.

    Carrying firearms in Turks and Caicos is prohibited, according to the TCI Government. Bringing firearms or ammunition, including stray rounds, into the British Overseas Territory without prior permission from police is "strictly forbidden."

    Individuals who violate the law face a minimum 12 years in prison, according to an April advisory from the US Embassy in the Bahamas. A post on X from the island government said judges do have discretion to lower the minimum when there are "exceptional circumstances."

    According to the post from the Turks and Caicos government, the four Americans are: Michael Lee Evans, 72; Bryan Hagerich (no age listed); Tyler Scott Wenrich, 31; and Ryan Tyler Watson, 40. Full text here...

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    Default Re: Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    The State Department could remedy this situation by anouncing a ban for US citizens for going to the Turks & Caicos.

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    Default Re: Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    I guess these four didn't hear about the guy last week.
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    Default Re: Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    I recall the first guy had a loose cartridge or two in his suitcase in the other thread. This sounds like a peculiar trend at the moment.

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    Default Re: Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    One thread about such dumbasses wasn't enough?

    Didn't even need to search. Just scroll down about 15 lines in this same sub-forum:

    https://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=405673

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    Default Re: Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by tlnzz1 View Post
    The State Department could remedy this situation by anouncing a ban for US citizens for going to the Turks & Caicos.
    Why should the rest of us suffer because of these four dumbasses?

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    Default Re: Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by free View Post
    One thread about such dumbasses wasn't enough?

    Didn't even need to search. Just scroll down about 15 lines in this same sub-forum:

    https://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=405673
    Odd, did advance search on *Turks* and also *Caicos* and came up empty. Regardless, *dumbass* is a bit harsh. Would maybe apply if you overlooked a gun, but a lone cartridge hiding in the folds of some luggage? Could happen to you or anyone, really.

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    Default Re: Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by Excommunicated View Post
    Odd, did advance search on *Turks* and also *Caicos* and came up empty. Regardless, *dumbass* is a bit harsh. Would maybe apply if you overlooked a gun, but a lone cartridge hiding in the folds of some luggage? Could happen to you or anyone, really.
    Nope. Total dumbasses. If you don't thoroughly search your own luggage before flying with it - dumbass!! Going over seas with such luggage? Double dumbass!!

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    Default Re: Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by free View Post
    Nope. Total dumbasses. If you don't thoroughly search your own luggage before flying with it - dumbass!! Going over seas with such luggage? Double dumbass!!

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    My apologies. I bow to your supreme capacity for absolute thoroughness.

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    Default Re: Now Four Americans in Turks & Caicos Facing 12 Yrs in Jail for Ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by Excommunicated View Post
    My apologies. I bow to your supreme capacity for absolute thoroughness.
    It's not so much thoroughness as it is BASIC due diligence.

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