Money laundering suspects in court

Venezuelan Antonio Alcantara and Saint Lucian Anthony Jaye, appeared in court today charged with money laundering in connection with  the possession of the equivalent of over one million EC dollars in US currency.

Jaye was granted bail in the sum of $18,000 or suitable surety.

He was also ordered to appear three times weekly at the Rodney Bay police station and surrender his travel documents.

Alcantara was remanded at Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF).

Both men were arrested last week.

Police reported seizing US$395,000 from a car in which the two were travelling after intercepting the vehicle at the Dennery bypass.

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.

 

22 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I wonder if he was in the country legally

  2. Cascadela
    February 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    ANOTHER FAUXPAX..WHY THOSE ILLEGAL DRUG TRAFFICKERS IN ST LUCIA THE ECOMONY HAS ENOUGH BURDENS WHY DONT GOVERNMENT DEPORT THESE CRIMINALS? ST LUCIA IS TOO QUIVK TO OPEN IP ITS ARMS AND LEGS FOR FOREIGNERS ESPECIALLY THE NON ENTITIES. WE HAVE TO PUT STRICKER IMMIGRATION POLICIES..TOO MANY COME TO ST LUCIA AND SPOIL THIS LAND WE ONCE CALLED HOME..

    1. Anonymous
      February 14, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Do you know alot of tourists use drugs??? Do you know alot of rich people looking to vacation WILL NOT travel to countries where they cannot feed their deug habit???…so the drugs play a role…it causes some problems but also helps the economy

      1. Anon1
        February 16, 2017 at 10:20 am

        That’s so true!

        Some Lucians are so naïve, they think is only foreigners who import drugs into the island.

        They are some BIG shots most people look at as decent hard working individuals who have been involved from decades ago.

  3. Cascadela
    February 14, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I AM APPALLED I MUST SAY SOON WE WILL OPEN OUR DOORS fOR TERRORIST..WHEN YOU OPEN A WINDOW FOR SUCH CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WHATS NEXT THERE IS STILL MOTE OUT THERR IN THE ISLAND..FROM.THE RODNEY BAY MARINA THE DRUG HAVEN

  4. R
    February 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    They were caught with over 1 million dollars and granted bail for only 18k. Ah yes, back to money laundering for Jaye

  5. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    lol the guys have millions what is 18 grand..make a round eh lmao

  6. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Man give the guys back their money or the mafia will be after the system even the police the guys have nothing to lose

  7. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I JUST HOPE THE EVIDENCE WILL BE PRODUCED WHEN THE CASE IS CALLED. FORENSIC LAB CLOSE DOWN, COCAINE DOES TURN TO FLOUR, I HOPE THE US DOLLARS AND EUROS DONT TURN TO MONOPOLY MONEY

    1. Anon1
      February 16, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Your hopes might be dashed, that’s precisely what will happen.

      Money rules! And from the amounts which were ceased trust me someone is going to bought!

      If not already.

  8. a
    February 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    What you think people will do things are so hard in this country, don’t worry soon the police will make use of it

    1. Anonymous
      February 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      tie chastnet horses

  9. jack
    February 14, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Soon it will disappear

  10. Anonymous
    February 15, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Once St Lucia was a nice peaceful country with no crimes. But as soon as you open your door to different strange people from other countries then the crime rate in St Lucia started. These people need to be vetted to see whether they are criminals. Or else there will be cayous in the island of ST Lucia. St Lucian Government it is you duty to protect your island and the people of St Lucia.

    1. Anonymous
      February 15, 2017 at 8:20 am

      CHAOS*

  11. It's about the money
    February 15, 2017 at 5:47 am

    With out FOREIGNERS this Country can’t have no money,we need them so the money can build a stronger economy,but the money londrying is something different,with immigrants the country biult a stronger economy

  12. ®
    February 15, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Use the money to help the country,fix roads etc

  13. Anonymous
    February 15, 2017 at 9:36 am

    The one on bail. They gave him a ticket to.escape. this acts should not have grant bail
    Use the moneys they had to help the police department in fighting crime.

  14. smh
    February 15, 2017 at 9:54 am

    They need to further investigate the real name of Anthony Jaye. This isnt his real name…

    1. Anonymous
      March 16, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      His name was Trevor Joseph he changed it once he was arrested for trafficking
      in Virginia, US.

  15. Good news
    February 15, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    The Corinth back road can use some of that money. PM say we broke and people have that kinda money in reserve. Bravo police, but in them hard times you’ll eh hole a little change, fix Corinth Rd, and try to open the new hospital…We need people with better money #management skills# to run this country!

  16. savage
    February 18, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    All that money going in chastnet pocket

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