Police seize $1.5-million in Antrim

police investigation 2Two people are assisting police in investigating the seizure of a large sum of money in Antrim Valley on January 30th, 2015.

According to reports from Public Relations Officer (PRO) Assistant Superintendent of Police, Claude Weekes police were able to successfully intercept over $518,500 Euros equivalent to EC$ 1.5 Million in that area about 10:00 am.

“We are continuing our investigations into that large, substantial amount of money,” he said. “This is a large sum of money and people have to account for it..”

Weekes also revealed that so far this is the biggest seizure of cash by the police for the New Year.

Antrim is located above Canefield on the way to Pont Case.

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33 Comments

  1. LOGICAL
    February 4, 2015

    so this is the part i dont understand, why i money posession ilegal? why is it necesary to declare monitary statuses to the gorvernment or the law enforcement? why is it that they have the right to issue permissions or even have a say in how much money i/ someone can have in there posession? because there is no recall or evidence of it in the ruling bank on the country? or is it just pure money grabbing and reverse robberies from the same law enforcement department cause when u think of it, this cant be legal at all.why does some on ehave to mek note or advise authorities th at they have money in hand? if its theirs?

  2. Funnybone
    February 3, 2015

    Now for an update:

    An undisclosed sum of money has gone missing from the police vault…

    • God precious
      February 4, 2015

      I like that cause that’s so going to happen later down where all that money is concerened. Somebody must pass in that money.

    • February 4, 2015

      Well that is “good news ” for the gov’t …now the gov’t must employ police to police the police…corruption is on the highest level in dominica ,it has always been that way.people in authority disobey the law and get away with it,while the poor man who struggles to survive get arrested and put in jail…in other words the poor still suffers the wrath of those in high position….find the thieves and the money ,if the poor is not allowed to do any illigal traffic to survive well thise in authority should not steal the money and smell sweet..

  3. Jane
    February 3, 2015

    The money is an exhibit so it cannot be put in the Treasury, it has to remain in the denominations etc that it was found. It will be stored at Police Headquarters or in the police station in the area where it was found.

  4. Anthony Ismael
    February 3, 2015

    Is that all? Or is this the amount reported to the press after all concerned parties took their share? We should look closely to see who’s changing their vehicle, who’s building mansion and who’s traveling during summer time.

    If the “Registry Key” disappear at Police Headquarters, I don’t trust the investigators at all. The same game is still being played as always. Evidence always disappearing from police custody. Jewelry disappeared from customs too.

    Next article on DNO: Monies cannot be accounted for after being confiscated by police. The treasury should be 1.5 million dollars richer this week. Maybe.

    • BEB
      February 3, 2015

      Do u know that even if the monies were to be placed in the treasury, that would mean monies loaned to the institution, it belongs to the people from whom it was taken from until the case is completed. I know that particular lawyer would be fighting very hard to see his clients get back their monies.

      I was not involved in that incident, so when me and my wife decides to go on our Caribbean Cruise in June/July this year would u say that was part of the proceeds? Mr. A Ismael choose ur words when commenting

  5. The Facts
    February 2, 2015

    Wow! That is a lot of money to make some people rich, destined to whom and to how many people?
    Good job Police. Keep it up. After proper investigation and proof of where it originated from and who it was meant for, please ensure that it is deposited into the D/ca Treasury to assist with D/can projects.

  6. Ivory...
    February 2, 2015

    Only sot people would have all that money in their home! all they needed was a shovel and pickaxe….sot…If someone voler my $5.00 I get nightmares for nights…less more for Million oh boy….u know how bad my brother wanted a van to go Zion?

  7. BEB
    February 2, 2015

    DNO! there is nothing as $ Euros , Its either $518,500.00 or 518,500.00 Euros. There is a Euro sign but its not on the key board. I may be wrong, I’m expecting a comment

    • Francisco Telemaque
      February 2, 2015

      Weekes police were able to successfully intercept over $518,500 Euros equivalent to EC$ 1.5 Million in that area about 10:00 am.

      BEB, sometimes people error: Since DNO is not in the habit of correcting, nor altering; changing the comments they receive perhaps you should have drawn the error to the attention of Weekes, since it appeared that DNO simply quoted him. it is plain as a, b, c, that the statement should read ” over 518,500 Euros which is equivalent to East Caribbean Currency, of one , and half of a million dollars. If they made correction they correct me each time I accidentally submit my “ting” with the many left out words.

  8. FOR THE TREASURY
    February 2, 2015

    Thanks on behalf of the treasury! Police should make a bust like this twice a week! De Kountry Nice!!!

    • BEB
      February 2, 2015

      You know that lawyer will be fighting very hard for the cash to be handed back to his client

  9. February 2, 2015

    T
    he pro is a waste of time talkative

  10. Jane
    February 2, 2015

    I want some of the loot before it disapears into thin air.

  11. Truth & Justice
    February 2, 2015

    WEEKES you need to man up and go after the real Criminals in this Country. But, you will have conflict of interest seeing you are part of the larger problem in our Country. We need a complete overhaul of Judiciary, Police Department and the Corrupt Administration parading as the Governing body.
    Stop harassing the small’ FRIES’ who is just following your lead. After all they learn from the best, you taught them well. We need to Clean house, then and only then, real justice will be served.

    • forkit
      February 3, 2015

      1.5m is small fries. idiots normally comes with nice names like truth and justice.. weeks is not the problem so don’t blame him. the problem is the government you voted for, so please leave with it.

  12. itassi4us
    February 2, 2015

    Job well done, lawmen. Clean them up! To the one who is not sure if its the voice of God, these are two completely seperate incidents. When its a good job, say so!!!!

    • voice of god?
      February 2, 2015

      @itassi4us, Do you know anyone from itassi (Vieille case) that might have 20 times over $1.5 million and no one seizes or questions the source of his money? Tell those law men to start with those big boys and make their way down.

  13. Racketeering
    February 2, 2015

    Mr. Weekes, Dominicans don’t trust the police with money anymore because they like to sweep money in garbage by mistake. So please make sure that this $1.5 million dollars are in the treasure with proper paper work. We sure don’t want police to sweep it by mistake especially when they know that they have a good chance of getting promoted when they make crushing mistakes.

  14. gov
    February 2, 2015

    Look some stupid drug dealers.. it do right

  15. Lougawoo Mem
    February 2, 2015

    Wonder if the total amount and associated items confiscated are still accounted for? Knowing the game that those involved play, we know who shall win the score. No surprise here eh. After all, it happens all the time in the region. Lately, big time in the D.R. by corrupt police and prosecutors who are now locked up. Go figure!

  16. Paulkay
    February 2, 2015

    Boy they get my panda stash. Man cannot make some money nowadays without people. Let man check their scene and you check yours!

    • BEB
      February 3, 2015

      You are annoyed because u did not get ur share from it?

  17. The Evangelist
    February 2, 2015

    Mr. Weeks, our passports are worth more than $1.5 million dollars and most honest and patriotic Dominicans would prefer an investigation into what is going on now re the sale of our passports to criminals.

  18. The voice of god?
    February 2, 2015

    How could drugs money be more important than the lives of people? They busy investigating drugs and even shooting people but they had no time to conduct an honest investigation into the attempted deaths of Mr. and Mrs. GON Emmanuel, whose house were set on fire on Christmas of 2010.

    • Tarish in gwada
      February 2, 2015

      real talk
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  19. Thor
    February 2, 2015

    Make sure you guys don’t blow that case again.

  20. blanket
    February 2, 2015

    Lolzzzz boi I want some from that :lol:

  21. cb dominican
    February 2, 2015

    Is money is drugs is guns what the hell is going on in dominica

  22. ArAb
    February 2, 2015

    Could someone please explain to me or inform me what is the legal some of money that one can have at their house or on their persons? I know for traveling is $10,000US.

    • Titiwi
      February 2, 2015

      Of course, you can have any amount of money in your house but you have to be able to explain how you got it legally. Let’s say I have $100,000 in the bank but I don’t trust them and take it out and hide it under my mattress. That is not illegal is it? Foolish maybe, but not illegal.

    • BEB
      February 3, 2015

      As long that u can give an account of how u got it or how u made it, I would say that a person could have any amount of cash at their homes

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