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Visitor held with over $20K cash at airport

Local enforcement officers have reportedly held a visitor at the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport with more than $20,000 cash.

The visitor is said to be a national of the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago.

He was reportedly caught leaving the BVI with the funds on Monday, BVI News understands.

Local authorities reportedly discovered the cash during a routine search of airport passengers’ luggage.

It is said the man allegedly acquired the funds gambling in the BVI.

He was subsequently charged.

Section 87 of the BVI’s Customs Management and Duty Act says persons entering or departing the territory must declare anything they carry that exceeds $10,000.

The law says failure to declare the funds is liable on conviction to a fine of $10,000 or three times the value of the monies not being declared.

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  1. Security says:

    Thanks to the hard working guys and gals at the BVI Airports Authority Security Unit

  2. ehhhh says:

    this a old or new story….. same thing last year.

  3. Paco says:

    Gambling my A$$. Boy gambling in the BVI is an Offence and furthermore we have no Casinos. Nice try. Now go to jail. This the 3rd or 4th Trini with that same gambling luck.

    • Hmmm says:

      It is true that there are no casinos in the BVI, however gambling here is a well known secret, from horse racing, dog fight, cock fight, you named… its all over the place. Something like Nature’s little secret where should read Gabling little secret

  4. WTF! says:

    The system set up to keep black people poor and we continue to buy into it. Having 10, 20 or 30 thousand dollars in cash is so common these days yet we have to go through the wringer for having it. You got hell to put it in or take it out the bank, then the bank charges a fee for every flipping thing so you’re even reluctant to put it in there.

    We are just in a lose lose situation and continue to suppress each other. Messed up World! But we allow it!

    • WTF! 2 says:

      i totally agree with you. the banking system is a total mess and loss. my hard working money, no matter how much, you saying im not allowed to carry it without Permission?! Is this S*&t YOUR money or MINES? Crazy system

      • WTF 1 and 2 says:

        People travel with large amounts of cash all the time, Black, White, Hispanic etc. This has nothing to do with the bank as depending on the type of business or transaction that people are involved in, the large amount of cash is justified. You simply declare it and if it’s legitimate cash then no worries. Why go through with all that money when there’s a reminder to declare anything over and over on the monitors at the Airport. The point is, if it’s legitimate you declare it, if it’s funny money then the risk is yours, it’s not a black, white or bank issue, it’s a common sense issue.

      • O my says:

        Give the dam man his money it is his.

    • lol says:

      What it have to do with black people? applies to every color person whether they white or black. Same rules apply in USA and UK

    • @WTF says:

      Stop talking shyte, we are the ones doing BS and letting the system get the best of us. The law says you have to declare over $10K which he could’ve easily done.

    • fish says:

      stupid comment

  5. Hello says:

    If you live clean your money would be bankable, Deposits and transfers between banks would be as simple as 1 2 3 Stashng your zillion in a suitcase between your drawers is hard work,stressful and the risk of it being consficated is real.

  6. SMH says:

    You people would never try to enter or leave the USA with that amount of cash because it’s their Laws, but on here talking foolishness about banking and system set up against black people. It’s clear as day what’s supposed to be done if you’re travelling with that amount of money. Since it’s your money and you’re above the laws then try leaving or coming in with it and see if anyone cares if it’s yours.

  7. IslandGirl says:

    You can enter or leave with it, you just have to declare it.

  8. Gumption. Official says:

    You have a legit gun (clear it) / legit money (over $10,000) clear it. Not doing so will cuase unwanted issues. Hiding also means (dirty)

  9. Electric Shock! says:

    These dirty Triniconians think they are the smartest and brightest light bulb in the set. They like con people all the time, but they too stupid to realize they ain’t fooling nobody.

  10. Concerned says:

    How come when a bvi islander is leaving with even larger amounts of cash the airport security turns a blind eye? It’s either they are getting a cut or the xray machines only pick up non bvi islanders.

  11. Concerned says:

    I have seen bvi islanders pass through with triple that amount and when their asked about it, they say it’s funds from a scooter business. Lol,just saying.

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