TWO MEN CHARGED, RE: SEIZURE OF U.S. & BARBADOS CURRENCY ON BOARD A FISHING VESSEL

Members of the Drug Squad assisted by members of the Marine Unit conducted an operation on January 15, 2014, where a Barbados registered fishing vessel with 5 persons on board, was intercepted leaving the Bridgetown Fishing Complex. It was searched and US $22,650 and $21,115 Barbados Currency in cash were seized.

As a result, the following persons who were among those on board were arrested and charged for the offences against their names:

As a result, the following persons who were among those on board were arrested and charged for the offences against their names:

1. Tony Barrow, 49 years, of Oistins, Christ Church (Boat Captain). He was charged for 2 counts of Money laundering; and Retaining foreign currency without permission;
2. Vincentian Ijahsha Stay, 22 years. He was charged for Entering other than at a port of entry; and Disembarking without the consent of an Immigration Officer on June 5, 2013.

Both persons appeared at the District A Magistrates Court on Saturday January 18, 2014. Barrow was granted bail in the sum of $40,000 with 2 sureties; while Stay was remanded until January 22, 2014, to appear at the District E/ Holetown Magistrates Court.

  • David Welch; Insp.

Pub. Rel’s. Officer, RBPF

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