US$200k seized from Jamaican national

December 28th, 2012

I really wonder what will become of the Jamaican man who was trying to get away with declaring nothing at the Sangster International Airport in St James, but in fact was travelling with more than US$200,000 or approximately J$18.5 million.

According to reports, this man arrived on a flight from New York and made a false declaration on the customs declaration form, indicating that he did not possess money greater than US$10,000. However, when his luggage was checked this great sum of money was found hidden away in his luggage.

If this man cannot prove how he came by this money, what exactly will happen to it? What was done with the money from the other seizure in September where customs officials confiscated €313,500 or approximately J$37.6 million at the Norman Manley International Airport?

Is this money being used in a constructive manner?

What do you believe this kind of money should be used for? Have your say…


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14 Responses to “US$200k seized from Jamaican national”

  1. Jo Bent says:

    I condone NO wrong-doings or illegal
    activities, however I know that none
    of these confiscated funds are ending
    up in the public coffers to help fix roads, schools, or help education, so I am not
    really impressed, because its like in
    Jamaica the beliefs of these ppl in control
    is that thief from thief god laugh,If money
    are taken a reasonable amount should be refunded to the owner, I think when the
    ppl comes here with money & seized badmind,
    envy and judgments take over, if not so
    how do they refund ALL of Zeeks money where
    did he ever worked?

    Many who were a part of the operation already got their hands in the till.The money launder
    laws seems to go for every Island except the
    big fishes, should no one in the Caribbean have wealth? We so busy being crab inna bucket
    we fail to see both sides of the fence.

    About time JAs recognize the destabilization,
    the degradation and division from within &
    outside this nation….so sad they will never
    wake up.Factbook states 71% JAs live on less than US$1.00 a day.

  2. Jo Bent says:

    I condone NO wrong-doings or illegal
    activities, however I know that none
    of these confiscated funds are ending
    up in the public coffers to help fix roads, schools, or help education, so I am not
    really impressed, because its like in
    Jamaica the beliefs of these ppl in control
    is that thief from thief god laugh,If money
    are taken a reasonable amount should be refunded to the owner, I think when the
    ppl comes here with money & seized badmind,
    envy and judgments take over, if not so
    how do they refund ALL of Zeeks money where
    did he ever worked?

    Many who were a part of the operation already got their hands in the till.The money launder
    laws seems to go for every Island except the
    big fishes, should no one in the Caribbean have wealth? We so busy being crab inna bucket
    we fail to see both sides of the fence.

    About time JAs recognize the destabilization,
    the degradation and division from within &
    outside this nation….so sad they will never
    wake up.Factbook states 71% JAs live on less than US$1.00 a day.

  3. Jim says:

    use the money to fight crime

  4. Jim says:

    Use the money to fight crime. And, train customs offers to stop taking bribes and stop begging people money at ports when they come to clear their goods.

  5. Wesley Wright says:

    I think the money should be used for crime- fighting/corruption initiatives. Use it towards purchasing better high-tech equipment for the airports and other points of entry.
    Wesley

  6. Michael Wilson says:

    It is high time that the Jamaica Custom Officers start to do their duty. This lack of enforcement is because we Jamaican seem to be on a spree to have women control everything. Woman Chief Justice, Woman Prime Minister, Woman Minister, Woman CEO, Woman Director of Immigration, Woman deputy director of Immigration, etc. What is going on. It is as if and for the same foolish reasoning the Society now wants to employ the young and inexperienced into low paying jobs and deny the older matured workers over 40 years of age the right to work. Is this not true Patrick Atkinson??? And Patrick is not the only one, Personally, I believe the hypocracy of A.J. Nicholson is refreshing, willing rubbing shoulders with foreigners. If the Jamaican Government was doing its duty and so to the Jamaica Custom Officers at the various Airports, the Government of Jamaica would not need to see aside money for Aids, people suffering with Aids, and could use that money to provide a better quality of life for poor Jamaicans. If the Jamaican Custom Officers was doing their duty Jamaica would not have to put aside money for cocaine addiction, Addiction treatment. If Jamaican Custom Officers were doing their duty, Jamaican who have gay children would not abandon them in New Kingston and cut them off from their families because they dont want to raise them, because many women in Jamaica and some very prominent people have married gay men and live with them all these years and have progressed in the Jamaican society and the majority have not been the wise. Jamaica is not about foreign ambassadors living upper class lives above and beyond the average Jamaican citizen, and doing nothing for Jamaica but about the guardians of the gate Jamaican Custom Officers doing their duty without the interference of the Prime Minister of Jamaica or the Director of Tourism. Now that Jamaica has a serious problem and has no money the majority of the problem can be laid at the feet of these politicians and I wonder who will apologize for the needless death of the Jamaican men and citizens who died before their time

  7. judge dread says:

    give dih mon back his money

  8. Clarence Oliver says:

    The money should go to better education to create jobs for the Jamaican people that are greatly in need.

  9. the cannon says:

    i think that that money should be put towards a save the children fund,we as a country have got to start paying attention to our needy children.the foundation starts at the bottom for most things in life,and our children is jamaicas future.they deserve a better life,its not their fault of their outcome.

  10. Concern yardie says:

    Why teck wey di man money? it’s his not yours you are bad minded and covetous. How would you feel if you are in position of money to help your poor family or your self and someone hold you up and take all of it from you? This is what happen to this poor man, and that is why Jamaica can’t be better than how it is. Too many dark hearted people in certain position to oppress those who are trying to make a head way out of povity.

  11. Andrea T. says:

    If this money was going to be used for a worthy cause it would be ok, but all who took this money away is going to dip the hands in it and take what don’t belong to them because of jealeousy and bad mind. We don’t know what risks and danger this man has gone through to acheive this money so it belongs to him and no one else. I think he should get his money back it belongs to him. Let him answer to God if he aquired it wrongfully.

  12. ninja says:

    ahh sorry he know the rules if that was the US or london , you know

  13. cherry march says:

    use the money for drugs rehabilitation for people with drugs addiction

  14. johntowit says:

    A difficult question to ask what da money shuld b used 4, bcaus its international protocol where these monies r concerned. I dont know what % the Jamaican govt. recieves or the US govt. 4 that matter.

    However I would supposed the % goes back into development of the air port, the muncipality, etc.

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