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Guyanese woman held at airport with over $10K

The Terrance B Lettsome Airport

BVI News understands that a Guyanese woman was this week arrested and charged after failing to declare a sum of money to Customs.

Sources close to our news centre say the cash was more than $10,000. However, BVI News hasn’t been able to ascertain the exact sum.

It’s understood that the woman was about to board a flight at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport when she asked to remove items from her checked luggage.

While removing the items, Customs officers noticed that the woman removed a suspicious package. They enquired about the package but the woman allegedly gave no coherent answer.

As a result, the woman was detained and the package was searched by airport Customs. The money found in the package was counted and held by the Customs team. It’s also alleged that airport officials also removed and searched the rest of the woman’s checked luggage.

Another sum of United States currency was found as well as other foreign currency.

BVI News understands that the woman was arrested and fined US$5,000 for her failure to declare the cash.

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  1. Kkkk says:

    But the lady leaving. They need to stop harass people. Strupes

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  2. Isabel Turnbull says:

    I taught it was to be done upon arrival.
    Learned something new today.

  3. Guest says:

    Stupid idiots live there …..

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  4. Stewww says:

    Nonsense the woman leaving with her hard earnings
    But wait I forgot these idiots mean you must leave all your money here in the bvi
    Wickedness will never end in the bvi
    It time for the UK to set in
    Who vex go to hell

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  5. Wow says:

    Now customs can buy there powder.
    3d world it is worst and worst

  6. The Truth says:

    People, declare your money when travelling. It’s right on the friggin form.

    • Gtre says:

      And they repeat the law every 30 minutes on the speakers in the airport. The law is there to combat money laundering. There’s nothing to stop her sending as much as she wants home so long as it’s not cash.

  7. Just saying. says:

    Yes its the rule that you can’t leave with that amount of cash. She is a fool. Why did she not purchased bank drafts to travel with instead.

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  8. Brappo says:

    How did you come to have all these cash where did you work for the past 12 months at the pub , ok you are fe to go money Declare what hard in that.

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