Law enforcement sources in Trinidad say well-known Jamaican businessman and PNP activist, Alston Stewart, was today offered bail in the twin-island republic.
Stewart, a former chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, was taken into custody last night when at least two bullets in a magazine were allegedly found in his luggage by immigration officials in Trinidad.
It’s understood Mr. Stewart was en-route to Guyana via Trinidad when the incident reportedly happened.
When the ammunition was reportedly found, Stewart was taken into custody and held overnight at the Piarco Police Station holding area.
He went to Court in Trinidad this afternoon.
A magistrate was not present but Stewart was reportedly offered bail by a Justice of the Peace.
He’s to return to Court next month.
When the incident occurred the businessman reportedly sought the help of the Jamaica High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago.
But it’s understood that the businessman and political activist is contending that the ammunition which was legally obtained in Jamaica was left in his luggage by error.
Immigration officials in Jamaica reportedly did not detect the ammunition.
Alston Stewart is well known in the business community in Jamaica and is a principal of KLAS FM 89.
Over the years, he’s also played a key role in organizing several election campaigns for the People’s National Party.
He’s also been a member of several influential state boards in Jamaica.
Meanwhile, when he was contacted Mr. Stewart confirmed that he was arrested in the twin-island republic.
He also said that he was in discussion with Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Stewart is to reappear in court on Monday.