Police seize over EC$1M in foreign currency

Saint Lucia police have seized the equivalent of over one million EC dollars in cash in two separate operations and have arrested two Venezuelan nationals and a local.

According to information obtained by the Times, on February 7, 2017, police officers intercepted a vehicle at the Dennery bypass and on conducting a search, found over US$395,000.

Venezuelan national, Antonio Alcantara and Saint Lucian, Anthony Jaye, were arrested and charged with money laundering.

Both men appeared in court on Friday and were remanded to Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF).

They are scheduled to reappear in court on Tuesday, February 14, 2016 for a bail hearing.

In a separate incident on February 10, 2016, police are reported to have executed a search warrant on the home of Venezuelan national, Ricardo Jose Flores Montana at Rodney Heights, where they seized 10,000 Euros and $US 131,720.

The Venezuelan national was charged with money laundering and is due to appear in court on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

36 Comments

  1. Pastor Aristide
    February 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Well old money can becomes new by blessing the poor.so many people that are hungry and homeless, hospitals need help,the police need more vehicle ,and this is dirty money wooow, the devil is a liar,,,,,,,, Blessed love

    1. Fesel
      February 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      (Pastor Aress tide) dirty money can never b cleaned because it got dirty from how an what the person obtain it from which mite b the root of it’s evil so u must be a mad sick head no go pastor made from flour.

      1. Anonymous
        February 14, 2017 at 6:44 am

        There’s nothing like dirty money!!!

      2. Anonymous
        February 14, 2017 at 11:54 am

        All money has been used in some negative way already so if you look at it like that all money can be considered dirty and therefore unusable but it’s still used and not all laundered money is dirty because if you save enough money under your bed from selling fruits by the road side and the system finds out and they can’t tax you they’ll claim it to be laundered take it from you and arrest you for your hard work

  2. Anonymous
    February 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    who will enjoy that money now ???

    1. Anonymous
      February 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Why they didn’t give the exact amount for the first set of money police must eat a money in dat

    2. Anonymous
      February 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      they should use that money to fix the healthcare system.

      1. Pastor Aristide
        February 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm

        Amen

  3. TC
    February 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    co say venezuelians ca sortie??

    1. Anonymous
      February 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Venezuela

  4. Sad-But-True
    February 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Since Evil 😈 Chastanet is just Evil and a foreigner, he has allowed the Venezuelans free reign in our beloved Nation.
    Evil Chastanet must go!

  5. Anonymous
    February 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Who is paying these people all of these monies? Is it for killing young St Lucian for their body parts to give to people in other countries. St Lucian people wake up and be aware of what is happening to your children. Please stop all the murders in St Lucia. Sooner or later you will not be a nation any more. St Lucian you must love and protect each other. People are more important than money. Pray to Almighty God YAH for your people and your country.

    1. boss
      February 13, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Have you been dead until now venezuela equals cocain du dum6

    2. Anonymous
      February 13, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Jess christ why are url so ignorant that’s drugs money they making in Martinique idiots

  6. Anonymous
    February 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    That’s not wat i want to hear. Wen ull start seizing weapons talk to me

  7. Anonymous
    February 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Invest it into the economy…I doe mind some uh….

  8. Anonymous
    February 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    how is that money laundering? just know you seeing them same police bigging up theirself i giving them one month

    1. Pastor Aristide
      February 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Well old money can becomes new by blessing the poor.so many people that are hungry and homeless, hospitals need help,the police need more vehicle ,and this is dirty money wooow, the devil is a liar,,,,,,,, Blessed love….prayer change’s things YOU See there’s is a blessing in a blessing with a blessing. Now I can substantiate it the Bible

  9. Anonymous
    February 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I say to the government use that moneys to.help the police fight. crime. Use it wisely.

  10. Anonymous
    February 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    America already not helping the police help them with what they seized. Get the help one way or the other.

  11. gyal ah gyal
    February 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    It hurtsssss!!! Placa dineroooo!!! Lollllllll

  12. 666
    February 13, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Seize whatever else they have…house, car…everything.

  13. Anonymous
    February 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Stop hating guys making money and more than government

  14. Anonymous
    February 13, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Yourll need to step up and start making money like them guys
    Real gangster stuff

    1. Anonymous
      February 14, 2017 at 6:45 am

      I totally agree with u

  15. Pastor
    February 13, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Give it to me.

  16. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Lawyers standing by to represent their incarcerated clients for a share of that drug money.
    The police need to raid more residences between (and within) Marisule and Cap Estate as the real drug kingpins operate from these areas.

    1. cashman
      February 21, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Hey! I live and operate in Marisule. And I object to you wanting to bring on the heat.
      My enterprise is thriving thank-you very much. Mind you my mattress is beginning to sag and go soft in de middle. Time to repack it with fresh cash. Choops!

  17. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 6:58 am

    the govt hating the guys have more money than them

  18. Khayti
    February 14, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Those guys were charged with money laundering. That does not mean they are guilty. If it cannot be proven that the money is indeed dirty money or money set out for washing, they go free and their money will be returned. The law is not based on feelings but evidence. No proof, no conviction. The police have reason to believe it was dirty money so they charged them with money laundering, but the proof beyond a reasonable doubt is still not available as yet. So before we start “believing” let us prove it.

  19. the liberator
    February 14, 2017 at 9:05 am

    part of this money will soon vanish, times are hard, leaders are corrupt. as the saying goes all dogs must eat, just sit back and observe the lifestyle changes in certain persons , their expenditure exceeds their income…..

  20. focus
    February 14, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Hey times…. We no longer in 2016 as your dated article said….its 2017….get it right

  21. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 11:03 am

    When customs . treasury etc tax that money there won’t be much left..to take home

    1. 666
      February 14, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Lol…so true!

  22. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Take that money and fix the healthcare system they need better medical assistance.

  23. Monero
    February 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    There is no such thing as dirty or clean money. Stop being a bunch of idiots. Its called money

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