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$5K fine for Colin Sinclair for failing to declare cash

Colin Sinclair was fined $5,000 to be paid by January 30, 2015 or serve six months in prison when he appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo yesterday October 9, 2014. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Colin Sinclair was fined $5,000 to be paid by January 30, 2015 or serve six months in prison when he appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo yesterday October 9, 2014.

On April 12, 2014 Sinclair was charged for failing to declare monies in excess of $10,000 to immigration while he was a worker of the Smith Ferry Service.

He had pleaded not guilty to the offence but was found guilty by Magistrate Baptiste-DaBreo.

The court had heard during the trial that at the time of his arrest Sinclair was an employee aboard Smith’s Ferry named ‘Bomba Charger’.

He had said that the bag which contained the cash was given to him by a co-worker but he did not know how much cash was in it. It was in fact $13,000, the court heard.

At the time of finding Sinclair guilty the Magistrate had considered the manner in which the money was packaged as it was wrapped in duct tape. She had said, “Any reasonable man’s suspicion would have been aroused.”

3 Responses to “$5K fine for Colin Sinclair for failing to declare cash”

  • ... (10/10/2014, 16:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lawdy
  • Liat 521 (11/10/2014, 11:27) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Send him home
  • Hmmm (12/10/2014, 15:16) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don't matter who the person may be, anybody approach u to take something to travel with especially if it sealed, think twice. Commonsense alone should tell u NOT to take any packages from anybody to travel with & u personally don't know what's in it


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