PSNI man in court on gun and drug charges
A serving PSNI officer has been remanded in custody accused of trying to acquire a gun, ammunition and silencer.
Allen Kennedy is also charged with having quantities of the drugs ecstasy and cocaine with intent to supply.
The 30-year-old, whose address was given as c/o Strandtown Police Station in east Belfast, was arrested during an operation in the city on Monday. He appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court to face a total of six charges.
The policeman is accused of the attempted possession of a handgun, 10 rounds of ammunition and a silencer in suspicious circumstances and with intent to endanger life.
Kennedy, who is currently suspended from duties because of unrelated matters, is further charged with having bullets and a shotgun cartridge.
He faces additional allegations of having Class A drugs with intent to supply, and possession of cannabis.
All of the alleged offences occurred at locations in Belfast and Newtownards on September 5.
Standing in the dock dressed in a T-shirt and jeans, Kennedy confirmed he understood the charges, saying, "I do".
A detective in charge of the investigation told the court he believed he could connect the accused to all six counts.