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Guyanese held with US30,000

Guyanese held with US30,000

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Up to press time Thursday, the fate of a Guyanese national and his money were still uncertain, following his apprehension by Customs officials on Union Island on Tuesday.{{more}}

According to police, 63-year-old Clive Gladd arrived at port Union Island by speedboat from Grenada at about 2 pm.

Upon arrival, he declared that he had in his possession US$8,000. A search was conducted which turned up US$20,000 more than was declared.

Gladd also had in his possession over EC$500.

He was taken into custody by Union Island Police, who handed him over to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) on mainland St. Vincent.

He was transported to the mainland by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard.

By St. Vincent and the Grenadines law, a person is only allowed to bring to these shores the equivalent of EC $10,000. Gladd had in his possession over EC $75,000.

Gladd faces the possibility of being charged, and having the money confiscated. (JJ)

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