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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