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.

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