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More ‘Que Pasa’ assets frozen in SVG, Trinidad and Tobago and St. Lucia

More assets belonging to Antonio “Que Pasa” Gellizeau have been frozen as the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) continues its investigation into the Pembroke man’s activities.

About three weeks ago, the FIU obtained a court order from Justice Frederick Bruce-Lyle to freeze Gellizeau’s assets, including several vehicles which are registered to him, his family members and associates.{{more}}

The new order, which was issued by Justice Gertel Thom, freezes a number of accounts and insurance policies. The assets listed in the June 13 dated order are:

(a) Account No. 106497680 in the name of Stanford Coy Junior at the First Caribbean International Bank.
(b) Account No. 10561 in the name of Antonio Gellizeau at the National Commercial Bank
(c) Policy no. SVH0059101 (Flexible Premium Annuity) in the name of Antonio Gellizeau at the CLICO International Life Insurance Limited.
(d) Policy No. SVH0059150 (E. Flexible Premium Annuity) in the name of Antonio Gellizeau at the CLICO International Life Insurance Limited.
(e) Policy No. SVH0059151 (Flexible Premium Annuity) in the name of Wendy Ann Mohammed at the CLICO International Life Insurance Limited
(f) Policy No. IVT0001428 (Lifetime Advantage) in the name of Antonio Gellizeau at the CLICO International Life Insurance Limited.
(g) Policy No. SVH0059100 (Flexible Premium Annuity) in the name of Wendy Ann Mohammed at the CLICO International Life Insurance Limited.
(h) Account No. 0434037-5 in the name of Shirley Gellizeau at the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation

Wendy Mohammed is Gellizeau’s sister, Stanford Coy Junior, his nephew, and Shirley Gellizeau is his mother.

According to the application that was made to the court, which was signed by FIU investigator Police Constable Pedro Harry, Gellizeau has allegedly controlled “money and property derived from drug trafficking” in the names of the above-mentioned family members and associates.

PC Harry said that investigations show that Stanford Coy Junior’s account at First Caribbean International Bank has been used by Gellizeau and his girlfriend, Delores Glasgow-Williams, for their own purposes.

PC Harry said that since the widely publicized seizure of the US$ 1,760,000 from the yacht Jo Tobin on April 5, Stanford Coy Junior’s account has been depleted by more than half, “with withdrawals being made as frequently as every day or every other day up to a maximum of $2,000. There has also been one significant withdrawal of $28,000 after April 5, 2008,” PC Harry said in his statement.

The Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation account is said to have a US$80,000 balance, and the FIU investigator alleges that Gellizeau gave his mother the initial sum of US$2,000 to open this account and subsequently “made continuous deposits to the said account.”

SEARCHLIGHT understands that an order has also been issued to seize certain assets belonging to Gellizeau in St Lucia.

A reliable source told SEARCHLIGHT that the process to have the order enforced in St Lucia did not go as smoothly as Vincentian authorities would have liked, but that the order was eventually enforced.

Gellizeau, who is a convicted drug dealer, has been accused of, but has denied, being involved in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.

The authorities say that Gellizeau is upset because of the ongoing FIU investigation, which has triggered the freezing of his assets, and the seizure of the money from the yacht JoTobin, which investigators say belongs to him.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Keith Miller has confirmed that police officers from Trinidad and Tobago were recently in the state assisting local police in setting up new security measures for the Prime Minister because of the alleged death threats.

Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace has however, dismissed the death threat claims, saying that he has heard about such claims one too many times from Dr Gonsalves.

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