A 51-YEAR-OLD Chinese man, Wencai Huo, who was nabbed last week after he was found in possession of 33 000 rounds of ammunition at his Harare home, was yesterday granted $2 000 bail and remanded to August 26 for trial.
Presiding magistrate Donald Ndirowei also ordered him to pay $100 000 surety, surrender his passport and report twice every week at the Criminal Investigation Department at Harare Central Police Station until finalisation of the matter.
Wenchai, who operates a gold mine trading as Lebanmon Investments, was arrested on July 22 after police raided his Msasa Park residence and recovered large quantities of assorted ammunition which he allegedly could not account for.
He now faces charges of contravening the Firearms Act, Gold Trade Act and Parks and Wildlife Act after police also recovered two bars of suspected gold bullion, one cone of suspected bullion, two small pieces of suspected smelted gold buttons and gold granules as well as 32 pieces of Chinese chess ivory.
The court also heard that among the findings were three unregistered firearms, a CZ pistol and two FN Browning shotguns.