Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, says a move by the government to impose a mandatory minimum sentence in any form would infringe on the power of the judiciary.

Speaking with Nationwide News on Tuesday, Acting Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake called for a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for people convicted of illegal possession of a firearm.

But, Minister Chuck warns that the legislative branch shouldn’t only act out of public opinion, but must take into account the judiciary.

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He also moved to clear up the matter of non-custodial sentences for crimes such as illegal possession of a firearm. He says often times people who’re given non-custodial sentences have already served part of their sentences.

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