On Friday, December 4, 2015 about 12:01 a.m. police conducted an operation at a hotel situated in the north of the island.
During the operation, a search conducted in the room of Reglio Jesus Patino Reyes, a Venezuelan national, revealed the sum of USD$7,610.00, EURO €17,950.00, Bolivars VEF 4,020.00 , six dollars in Chinese currency (CNY 6) and EC$5.00.
Reyes was taken to the Victoria Hospital where he was given a laxative resulting in the expulsion of thirty one (31) rolls of cash equivalent to EURO €14,000.00.
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015 police formally charged Reyes for the offence of Money Laundering. He made an appearance before the First District Court on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 where the matter was adjourned to January 14, 2016.