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US authorities seize $27M bound for neighbouring USVI

Amid heightened concerns about rampant smuggling happening to and from the BVI and US Virgin Islands (USVI), federal authorities announced Tuesday that they seized $27 million in undeclared cash aboard a ship bound for St Thomas in the US territory.

International media reports are that sniffer dogs from US Customs & Border Protection detected the cash while inspecting cargo aboard a ship docked in Puerto Rico.

No arrests have been made in connection to the cash find, which has been described as the largest-ever seizure in the region.

This comes at a time when the BVI and USVI are partnering to increase border security to stymie smuggling activity between the two territories.

This smuggling is reported to be the root cause of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the BVI.

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  1. PeeWee says:

    King F*y pay chec

  2. BVI drug’s and corruption says:

    That’s what the BVI lives off, drugs, human smuggling, corruption and hard working expats and down islanders.

    Don’t be fooled

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  3. OMG says:

    Dem thief 5 million because it wuz 32 million de udder day

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  4. Anonymous says:

    We’ve found $50 million Inspec. Wow Eric, good work, so that’s what $45 million looks like. Yeah Inspec, soon as I saw this $40 million I thought that’s a huge pile. What do you think Marcus. Well Alwin it’s amazing just how high this $35 million stacks. It is indeed Mario, it almost looks like this $30 million will topple over, ah here comes the Chief , he’ll be very happy we found and confiscated this $27 million.

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    • LOL says:

      You forget this next line too,

      While the authorities were scanning the undeclared cash they detected and realized all were counterfeits and decided to incinerate all the counterfeit cash LOL

  5. 2020 says:

    Over what period was this accumulated? That is a lot of cash on the streets

  6. X says:

    It doesn’t say anywhere that the ship was travelling from the BVI. We are not mixed up in this one.

  7. C** D*** says:

    Ask the host of C** D**p … The criminals protector. Putting criminals over love of community.

  8. Wake up says:

    In this hard time, all i want is one bag, just one bag and i good for a while, wa you say? come on, you can afford it.

  9. Cheese says:

    I wish they could a been caught in BVI waters we could use that money fpr so many things.

  10. Burrows says:

    Is this why he was shot at his house?

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