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$250 000 St Vincent find

TAMEISHA SOBERS, [email protected]

$250 000 St Vincent find

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THE ST VINCENT GOVERNMENT was made more than $230 000 richer after the illegally exported sum of money from Barbados, arrived in the island hidden in flour and other items.

These circumstances were revealed yesterday before Justice Margaret Reifer in the No. 2 Supreme Court, in what was described as a “well planned and thought out scheme” involving United States deportee Anthony Dacosta Harewood.

Defence counsel Dr Lenda Blackman said Harewood spent time in jail in the US for a drug-related offence and was deported to Barbados in 1996.

Harewood, 62, of Inch Marlow, Christ Church, pleaded guilty to exporting money without the permission of the Exchange Control Authority. The offence involving BDS$225 000 and US$12 995 occurred between January 29 and 30, 2009. (TKS)

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