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Bhana and Bhamji granted bail on multiple criminal charges


ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Bhana and Bhamji granted bail on multiple criminal charges

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Two men were released on $20 000 bail and ordered to surrender their passports after appearing on money laundering and car stealing charges.

Mohammad Salim Bhana, 33, a salesman of Richmond Gap, St Michael and Muhammad Huzifa Bhamji, 23, of #17 Stanmore Lodge, Black Rock, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on a joint charge of engaging in money laundering while disposing of a car, the proceeds of a crime, on October 12, 2018.

They are also charged with dishonestly disposing of a stolen car belonging to Rodney Lewis betwen October 3 and 12; dishonestly obtaining from Jeffrey Inniss $15, 000 on October 12 by deceiving him into believing they had lawful possession of a Toyota Corrolla M273 and had the authority to sell it.

Bhana is charged separately with engaging in the sale of a vehicle which was the proceeds of a crime on October 12. 

Bhamji is charged separately with engaging in the sale of a vehicle which was the proceeds of a crime on October 12.

When they appeared in the Criminal Court No.2 of the District “A” Magistrates’ Court the two were represented by attorney Arthur Holder and there was no objection to bail by prosecutor acting Station Sergeant Cameron Gibbons.

Bhana and Bhamji were ordered by the court to surrender their passports, report to the Black Rock Police Station every Monday and Thursday with valid identification and apply to the court in order to leave the island.

The matters were adjourned until March 27, 2019.(AC)

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