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Man found with nearly $200K arrested

The Virgin Gorda Police Station. (BVI News photo)

BVI News understands that a Virgin Gorda resident was recently arrested and charged after cops discovered a large sum of cash while executing a search warrant at his home recently.

The police believe the cash is linked to criminal activity.

It’s understood that the man is a national of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Although our news centre hasn’t ascertained the exact amount of money discovered, it’s understood that the amount was more than $170,000.

According to reports to our news centre, the cash was hidden in large plastic bags at the accused man’s house. It’s not clear when he will appear in court to answer to the charges against him.

This arrest comes just days after Governor Augustus Jaspert said he will be “putting forward legislation” to help local agencies effectively investigate individuals who possess “unexplained wealth” locally.

He said there are many residents in the territory who have raised concerns about the high number of drug, gun and cash seizures, which have recently taken place in the BVI.

“These make it very clear that the territory is vulnerable to drug trafficking, serious organised crime and all that comes with it. Criminal investigations are underway, so I will not comment on specific investigations, but we cannot ignore the fact that there is a problem here,” the Governor said at the time.

“Drugs and smugglers are able to enter the territory’s closed borders and our people are getting killed. The risks for the territory are significant and we must not let this crime continue to infiltrate our society, our businesses and our way of life and we must not let the profits of crime risk corrupting our institutions,” the Governor said.

Governor Jaspert said he hopes that the Cabinet and the House of Assembly support the legislation.

 

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  1. Smh says:

    Is now y’all wanna crack down on people’s money when y’all made half the territory lose their jobs ? Tell me who is the real crook here

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    • @Smh says:

      The GOVERNMENT GOT TO FIND A WAY TO FILL THE JOLLY RANCHER JAR. KEEP TELLING Y’ALL YOU GOT LARGE AMOUNT OF CASH YOU BETTER OFF BURYING IT SOMEWHERE LIKE THE DUDE IN THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

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  2. MK says:

    Smh You sound like a crook

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  3. Ouch! says:

    Ouch! That got to hurt, all that money being taken away from you, fast money don’t last.

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  4. cries in ching chong says:

    That’s a lot of PS5 money right there!

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  5. It’s like this says:

    The money was on it’s way to the laundry or just came from the laundry.

  6. Heckler says:

    Third pillar

  7. St. Vincent says:

    you people in the BVI are rich… oh so rich…

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  8. ... says:

    A lot of people got answer to papa them bout where this money gone

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  9. Island peep says:

    Unexplained wealth orders are needed now. Those crooks, corrupt civil servants and politicians need to explain where all their money suddenly came from and prove it wasn’t from drugs or stealing from the people. No proof = GUILTY

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    • @islandpeep says:

      That piece of legislation will never pass. There are too many companies in this BVI that are money laundering – from local to expat owned. So cops can raid the little man and his $200K all day long – they are small fry. The real criminals run companies and belong to Rotary clubs and such other so-called business clubs.

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  10. Of course says:

    Of course this money was reported as income and taxes paid on it.

  11. Sage says:

    “T’ird Pilla” mi son. Put it in art. Dem cops ain’t know the market

  12. SB says:

    They say MIND WHO YOU LINK UP WITH IN THE BVI. They will work with you then set you up.

  13. klue says:

    yow me want my money when ever yuh reach back down ya

  14. Anonymous says:

    Greed is a hell if a thing

  15. pat says:

    easy said than done ride in bro

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