ZAKERS TO STAND TRIAL FOR GUN SMUGGLING After spending almost a year as a free woman following her arrest last year for various gun charges, Verlyn Zakers is remanded to prison after a cash bail was requested by the judge at her arraignment on Tuesday. A mother of an infant and toddler, the Newtown Ground resident plead not guilty to her four charges -illegal importation of ammunition, illegal possession of ammunition, illegal importation of firearms and illegal possession of firearms. Initially released on bond after her June 12, 2008 arrest, Zakers received the awful news that the two persons who had previously stood as sureties would now have to fork over $100,000 in cash each if she is to avoid detention until her trial. That date has been set for July 7. If released on cash bail, Zakers would be required to surrender all travel documents to the court, observe a nightly curfew and report to the Sandy Point Police Station on an almost daily basis. She would also be barred from having any contact with prosecution witnesses. At the time of her arrest, Zakers was attempting to clear packages shipped from the US via Fedex. Customs officers at the RLB Airport conducted a routine search of the unsuspecting items and discovered the illegal guns and ammunition, and also a quantity of marijuana seeds. Police described the weapons as one Carbine Highpoint gun, a .45 pistol and four 9mm pistols.
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