Accused’s family ties not enough
Claims that he had a brother and cousins here were not enough to satisfy the court and so, Trinidadian Damian Wayne Samuel was remanded to prison by the District “B” Boarded Hall Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Samuel, a 40-year-old carpenter, of Sandy Trace, St Barb’s, Lavantille, Trinidad, was not required to plead to the charge that without the permission of the Exchange Control Authority, he attempted to export from Barbados to Trinidad notes amounting to US$46 279, equivalent to BDS$91 632, in contravention of the Exchange Control Act, on January 4.
He was also not required to plead to engaging in money laundering, on the same date, in that he had US$46 279 being the proceeds of crime.
Prosecutor Station Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls objected to his release, citing the nature and seriousness of the charges.
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