Police seize over $1million in money laundering investigation; Wesley man on bail pending trial

A Wesley man is now on $120,000.00 bail following his arrest for money laundering while another individual is under investigation for the same crime

On August 12, 2021, the police and other law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at a building occupied by Brenton Williams of Wesley who resides at Picard, Portsmouth.

According to the Police Public Relation Officer (PRO), Inspector John Carbon, during the search, 296,680 euros equivalent to EC$943,850.13 was found and seized.

Williams was arrested and charged with money laundering and later appeared before a Magistrate where he was granted $120,000.00 bail.

The matter was adjourned to November 19, 2021.

Inspector Carbon further reported that a 24-year-old male is under investigation for having in his possession 149,000 euros equivalent to EC$473,974.44 as well as EC$50,000.00.

The money was found on the same day, August 12, in Picard in vehicle registration number TM536 which was at the time occupied by the 24-year-old.

The cash was seized and has since been deposited into the proceeds of the crime detainer fund account.

The police say investigation in this matter continues.

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  1. Bwa-Banday
    August 27, 2021

    LOl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: But how comes radio cord-carpie reporting that the amount reportedly seized during the traffic stop is not what the police is reporting? Well if that is true all I can say is in Dca these days monkey see monkey do. 8) 8). Looks like some people may have had bad luck and mistakenly swept the rest away by accident. Lesson learnt from the travails of eating a lot of MEALS while moving through marigot years ago. 8) . Looks like the northern part of the island is awash in lajent-shesse while the rest of us on bending knees screaming Yes sah, Yes sah, Yes sah.

    But I will leave the rest here because there must be more to it than the police is reporting. I hope they put handcuffs on the BIG RED support-her sooner rather than later because some people in a certain circle is mad about the police for doing their job for once. Yes I said it and you can take it to the bank for cash as Dr. Lofty. D would say :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen

  2. Nacinimod
    August 27, 2021

    Money laundering. All this time I thought money laundering was in the domain and purview of international crooks, bankers, and shady characters; but apparently that is not entirely true. Look, see how easy it is, just wash and dry. 8)

  3. Ibo France
    August 26, 2021

    Never in the storied history of Dominica since the attainment of political independence the country has experienced such a wide myriad of criminal activity.

    Money laundering seems to be the preferred avenue to quick wealth. This case has jolted my memory back to the high level civil servants who were arrested and charged with money laundering and the illegal sale of work permits. When the leader is corrupt the society becomes corrupt. This is precisely what’s happening in Dominica.

    There is another immoral and scandalous wave of prostitution happening in the country. Most media houses and residents seem to have turned a blind eye to it. The truth is sometimes unpalatable but MUST be told.

    Many desperate women have turned to the oldest profession as a last resort due to desperation. Some males in the highest office of government are on a feeding frenzy like hungry sharks consuming the carcass of a whale. Yes Sir, this can’t be right. Our women deserve better.

    • Bwa-Banday
      August 27, 2021

      You could not have said it better. It is shameful to see the people involved in such trade. They come from all walks of life. I feel pity for some professional women plying that trade just to stay relevant and fit in.

      Those with boyfriends abroad are lucky because they know where to turn. Last week a woman said to my lady she regrets not accepting a move by a guy in the diaspora who wanted to be her secret sugga daddy when he was here recently because now her husband broke like hell because of covid and she is certain he would have helped. Sadly she there sleeping with a cabalist when he can escape but he can hardly pay for her gas. Imagine that. Times are hard in the country so its time for the Dictator to pay a STIMULUS. Yes I said it and you can take it to the bank for cash money according Dr. Lofty. D

    • Bravo
      August 27, 2021

      Lennox said so years ago. He knows what he is talking about. Remember how they all attacked him…?

      • Money man
        August 29, 2021

        Mention a name of somebody with common sense plz.

  4. Chakademus
    August 26, 2021

    So having lots of money in your possession is a crime?

    • jack sparrow
      August 26, 2021

      if you did not win the lottery and don’t have a legal income then yes it is a crime.. explain how this young man who isn’t even 30, not legally employed has in excess of quarter million in a foreign currency. it is as a result of proceeds of crime. any blind person would see that.

      • Miracle Wealth
        August 27, 2021

        How about persons who have mansions and luxurious vehicles on a yearly salary which cannot account for such wealth?

    • If we knew better
      August 27, 2021

      you need to be able to account for it. especially if you have no job.

  5. If we knew better
    August 26, 2021

    What about the people who were found at Comfort Cottages? Where is the money that was found? Is it still in the bank account where it should not have been put? For years i have said that there are millions of dollars that float around Dominica on a daily basis. Dominica is NOT a poor country. So when you hear people like your leaders on their pulpit calling Dominica a poor nation a poor country, it is only because people like them are at the helm. So poor Dominica in truth. Also, the coast guard need to do a better job in the north east and east. Now you giving a man that had access to millions EC$120,000 bail. Poor Dominica in truth.

  6. %
    August 26, 2021

    Selectivity !!!!!
    Selectivity !!!!!
    Selectivity !!!!!
    Selectivity !!!!!
    Selectivity !!!!!!
    What’s the latest with the investigations into the large amount of cash found at Terre Platte, Pais Bouche, in the north??? Corbette said then, that people are mentioning the name Vieille Case, and how those people are malicious.
    What’s the latest with this investigation????
    Stop the SELECTIVITY!!
    Are some people above the law???

  7. %
    August 26, 2021

    Yah !!!!!!!
    So what is the latest re the large amount of cash which was found at Terre Plat in the north?????
    Do you all want me to forget it, and start clapping for you all????
    Is it a matter of SELECTIVITY ?????
    If so, when will this sordid vice stop????
    Stop SELECTIVITY justice in Dominica!!!
    Go arrest those involved in the TERRE PLAT activity!!!!!

  8. RandyX
    August 26, 2021

    Great, but when are those really big players gonna be apprehended? You know the one at Morne Daniel and wherever else the others live. The police are just giving us some token gestures to detract from the big players. We can’t be fooled anymore.

    • If we knew better
      August 27, 2021

      Right now Skerrit feel Morne Danile is his. THe man just digging up trench in the road with his Chinese buddies, taking piece of road that should/could be sidewalk for him to plant flowers outside his massive great wall around his farm. One day them man will collect a big slap. dont worry. PM or not they have to feel it.

    • Man bite dogs
      August 27, 2021

      I fully agreed with you Ugly Lenny, should have been in the caribou a long time ago.

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