Police seize over half million dollars at Macoucherie; one arrested

The police have seized over half a million dollars in cash in a vehicle at Macoucherie and one man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

According to the police PRO Sergeant Simon Edwards, the incident took place at 5:25 am on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, when officers of the Drug Squad Unit stopped an searched a vehicle.

The money, €187,245, in cash was discovered in a bag in the vehicle and counted in the presence of the man.

The money is equivalent to EC$561,735.

The man, vehicle, and cash were subsequently taken to Police Headquarters in Roseau.

Investigations are ongoing.

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33 Comments

  1. gimees
    July 22, 2018

    How $3,000.000.00 now became Half a million? Must be some vanished aRedy? Bail money must be no problem.

  2. Question
    July 20, 2018

    Dominica already doesn’t have money, allu want to take the little we have. Just let people and don’t ask them question if is not you they get it from.

  3. ruthless
    July 19, 2018

    so tell me whats wrong with having all da money.when u brokes is a prob u have is more prob

    • garbanzo
      July 20, 2018

      Uhhh, he has a half a million dollars of unaccounted for foreign currency in Dominica. There was obviously some sort of investigation to warrant a 5am arrest. Good job on the task force. keeping our country safe!

  4. mine
    July 19, 2018

    I hope this money is well secured before it vanishes in space.

    • anonymous2
      July 19, 2018

      Don’t worry, it probably will disappear anyway. This is the land of thieves.

  5. jinbo
    July 19, 2018

    Dominica have that kind of money????where i be there na…

    • Sorry
      July 19, 2018

      ????? is dere the money is allyu not seeing it right in allyu face big bike big car house land and sewo allyu not paying attention

  6. Man bites dogs
    July 19, 2018

    Why is it nasty smelling gutter dogs cannot talk sense just for once? everything is tribal politics to workers people.Q95 purely rubbish talking workers party just the same their supporters almost all are septic laminitis.

    • %
      July 19, 2018

      Stop exposing you ignorance and tomfoolery in public.You are yourself injecting politics in the picture,no one else.

    • DA Fails
      July 19, 2018

      You must be mentally ill, how about you talk about de government that control where you **** for 20 years? Is a party that was in power decades ago you want to talk about? :lol: You full of it garson

    • Franky
      July 20, 2018

      @ man bite dogs – Your damn malfeteh.. go and bite them old dogs in roseau… sacray Co shor

  7. Jayson
    July 19, 2018

    If it’s illegal to have that amount of money in cash on one’s person then what is the legal limit of cash you can walk with??!

    If a farmer or fisherman has been making $10,000 a month for 15 years and for 10 of those years he saved half of that money in a bag he would have half a million dollars! And yes, some farmers and fishermen do make over $10,000 EC dollars a month but they just do not flaunt it like some impressionist people that work in an office living paycheck to paycheck. Some people no longer trust these banks that charging u every month to ‘hold your money . The banks are not your friend, they will make money from you one way or the other. They always finding some fee to take your money. Neither is anybody obligated to place their cash in any other financial institution.

    If the money was illegally acquired well so be it. But money laundering can also cover all those landlords in picard and other places that don’t pay their taxes.

    Biggest money launderers are…

    • July 19, 2018

      I agree that possession of cash is not a crime. But there’s clearly more to the story here.

    • waypapa
      July 19, 2018

      Jayson thou protest too loudly

    • Man bites dogs
      July 19, 2018

      Jayson you sound like you just came from under a rock how long you been trying to dig yourself out ?

    • Mentora
      July 20, 2018

      Very true Jayson. I agree very much with you. too many narrow minded people. i have money and it is a problem and wen i do not pay my tax is not a problem because i am a big gundey? :twisted:

  8. DA Fails
    July 19, 2018

    Somebody head gan roll for that, that money was our entire year shipment, poor likkle drug man :cry:

    • Karl Orndem
      July 20, 2018

      clearly you know nothing about the game. entire year?

  9. %
    July 19, 2018

    Good job officers,but our justice system is so severely broken!!!! The person (people)may well get back the money.This is Dominica in 2018.The last kakarat country of the Caribbean!

    • ???
      July 19, 2018

      % thanks, how can YOU denegrade a people and country that YOU want to be the leader off? YOUR mouth and self serving ego is deplorable and bombastic %%. SHAMEFULL.

    • July 19, 2018

      Shut up haters all of y’all be, hungry things

  10. Sams
    July 19, 2018

    Where pm get his from for all what he have there can it be accounted for start in the backyard first and move on give the man his money and set him free

  11. Iamanidiot
    July 19, 2018

    Use that money to cover people houses and fix Ross so they come back

  12. July 19, 2018

    Hope that money will be used to help complete the so call new hospital and not go into the crooked politicians pockets .

    • JBaptiste
      July 19, 2018

      No, it will be inadvertently swept as trash and thrown away. That’s the trend that was set.

  13. AskingForAFriends
    July 19, 2018

    What happens to the money then? Is it invested back into the state?

  14. Looking
    July 19, 2018

    This sounds like a set up, get rid of your competitors or someone got jealous maybe. Not condoning crime just an observation.

    • MUDD
      July 19, 2018

      In reality some black people set their own self up because they talk to dam much.

  15. ToHellWithTheSystem
    July 19, 2018

    So it’s illegal to have all that money man? They just don’t wanna see a black man live life nuh… SMFH…

    • DA Fails
      July 19, 2018

      Skerrit alone to have unaccounted moneys allu cyanna see police man is toy soldier for de government

  16. Kyla bontiff
    July 19, 2018

    The man??? Put his name and picture

    • Karl Orndem
      July 20, 2018

      you too like beff. so you can point and whisper when you see him in public ? typical local

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