News
July 16, 2010
Vincentian held with over BDS$100,000

Cornelius Thomas of Bonhomme will return to the District “A” Magistrates’ Court in Bridgetown, Barbados, next Tuesday to face charges of laundering over BDS$100,000 in that country.{{more}}

Barbados police told SEARCHLIGHT on Monday, July 12, 2010, the 26-year-old Thomas was arrested on June 29, 2010, and was slapped with several charges which also include drug trafficking and illegal entry into Barbados.

According to the Barbados law enforcement authority, Thomas was charged with engaging in money laundering with currencies amounting to BDS$109,300 and US$250.

The Barbados Nation newspaper told SEARCHLIGHT Thomas is accused of keeping the money at a house in 3rd Avenue, Chapman Lane, St Michael, between February 23, 2010 and June 29, 2010.

The Nation newspaper said Thomas was also accused of possession of cannabis and having a traffickable quantity of the drug on June 29, 2010; entering Barbados by sea other than at a port of entry between May 1, 2010, and May 31, 2010, and disembarking without the consent of an immigration officer.

The young man was not required to plea to the indictable charges when he appeared in court on Friday, July 2, 2010.

An immigration officer told the court that Thomas arrived in Barbados on February 23, 2010, and was granted seven days stay as a visitor.

The Nation Newspaper reported that Magistrate Pamela Beckles remanded Thomas, who was represented by Andrew Pilgrim and Dennis Headley, to HMP Dodds until next Tuesday.