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Man arrested @ Terrence B. Lettsome Airport leaving with over half a Million cash

Sometime during the morning of Thursday July 26, 2018, a man—in his seventies—leaving Tortola via the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, was arrested with over half a million dollars in cash (USD). Photo: VINO/File
BEEF ISLAND, VI - Sometime during the morning of Thursday July 26, 2018, a man—in his seventies—leaving Tortola via the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, was arrested with over half a million dollars in cash (USD).

The man, whose name and photo we have, had the money in two identical suitcases but did not declare the amount of cash he was leaving with.  

At the airport, he was interviewed by Customs Officials and the Police were subsequently called in.  

He was arrested and taken to the Road Town Police Station, where he remains in a cell pending charges.  

He has since retained legal counsel and is expected to be charged with Money Laundering. The cash remains in police custody. 

Tight Lipped 

Police, Customs and BVI Airports Authority are tight lipped on destination of the man, who dropped him off at the airport or his connection in the Virgin Islands (VI), as he told authorities he is a businessman.  

The man who is from the Republic of Ecuador, appears to have medical issues and lives in Miami, Florida but is currently in Police custody pending charges.

23 Responses to “Man arrested @ Terrence B. Lettsome Airport leaving with over half a Million cash ”

  • weed (27/07/2018, 12:11) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    wow bossies that is good food, I need a loan now from that
  • Jessica Jones (27/07/2018, 12:48) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    This money can repair a school or two.
  • biker (27/07/2018, 12:52) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow 2 identical suitcases full of cash!! Sounds like a John le Carre' spy novel or a smuggler's 'Miami Vice' episode..

    Where was he traveling to? Miami, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador or somewhere else?
  • Diana (27/07/2018, 13:01) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    How we claiming this place broke. Where are they getting this money from? Apparently he hasn't learnt anything from previous arrest. If you leaving the country with large sums of money, do the right thing and have it properly declared. Avoid all this delay. Oh my I forgot this might be ill gotten money and cannot be really declared. Sorry
    • Hush (27/07/2018, 13:54) Like (2) Dislike (22) Reply
      Diana why you don't shut the hell up. Him having all this money doesn't have nothing to do with the country's money. He could be a hard working man. Instead of worrying about whether his money is ill gotten and posting on the blogs GO DO SOME WORK FROM TALKING OUT YOUR A-- MAN!
      • @hush (27/07/2018, 14:28) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
        You sound like you got burnt!!!
      • Diana (27/07/2018, 14:47) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
        @Hush:
        I do have a job but I'm currently on vacation. Will be return to it in August. Thanks for you concern anyway. Are you a relative or friends because you seem quite upset about the post. I still stand by what I say declare it to avoid any confiscation and legal problems.
      • @ hush (28/07/2018, 01:37) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        sounds like you really got burnt man!! all the way on vacation(Miami?) and still all up in the Bloggs....you on vacation stay on vacation..
      • HAHA (28/07/2018, 10:52) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        "He could be a hard working man." is the funniest thing I have heard all week
  • Humble bundle (27/07/2018, 13:07) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    They say you must not be envious of another man's wealth and possession, so I'm going to say is thats a nice sum of cash right there.
  • qc (27/07/2018, 13:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    free the money
  • It’s the season! (27/07/2018, 13:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ho ho ho! Santa Claus was leaving early wid a stash of cash to pay for the
  • very concern (27/07/2018, 14:04) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    PEOPLE THIS IS NO JOKE THE GOVERNMENT GET THAT MONEY BUT HOW IT LOOK TO OTHER COUNTRIES . THIS MAN HAVE NO BUISNESS HERE THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD KEEP HIM IN PRISON UNTIL HE TELL THEM WHERE HE GET ALL THAT MONEY. WE HAVE ENOUGH PROMBLEM HERE WE DO NOT NEED THIS HURRICANES OR NO HURRICANES IT IS TIME THEY SCREEN THESE PEOPLE THAN COMING HERE SAYING THEY ARE BUISNESS MAN. WHEN WILL THE GOVERNMEMT WAKE UP . AFTER THE HURRICANES BEFORE THEY RENEW PERMIT THEY HAD TO CHECK WHERE THE PEOPLE WAS LIVING SO MOST OF OUR TRADE WORKERS LEFT THEN THEY GIVE WORK PERMIT TO PEOPLE WHO COME IN TO WORK SO WHERE THEY ARE LIVING I CALL THAT DOING THINGS BACKWARD.
  • mm (27/07/2018, 15:49) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The news says ''the man is sick''. We all know he was a Mold used to move the money if they catch him he will soon die so he dont have to talk. They should look at who pick him up when he came in and where he stayed when he was here and who dropped him off. That money is staying here to fix the road or even the airport
  • WOWW (27/07/2018, 16:31) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    Them fast to arrest him but not dr Smith who spend 7.2 million dollars on a plane and don’t know where it is and Mark who claimed he spend all that money into the crusie ship pier and Myron who spend 1.5 million dollars on a school wall that’s not even taller then a car. Arrest them that’s what y’all need to do. WELCOME TO TORTOLA WHERE POLITICAL PARTIES CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT WITH THE MONEY WOTHOUT ANY QUESTIONS
  • True (27/07/2018, 17:17) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Scotia Bank closed his account so he withdrew the cash and was going home
  • brent (27/07/2018, 19:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ True, not true. Scotia Bank would have given him a bank check. No one in their right mind would take a chance at losing or being robbed of cash money like that. Something is amiss here.
  • not brainwashed (27/07/2018, 21:00) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    So if someone has money as in cash in the BVI (or USVI) they are automatically a criminal UP TO SOMETHING?
    What the hell is the matter with you people? Its illegal to have money? Are you sure BVI not a satellite community
    of the Soviet Union or some other fascist state? You're so proud of confiscating anyones money. when I grew up
    that was called robbery! I would watch my step if I were you. And as far as jealousy of someone else having a
    half million US dollars, well so many of you try to take it from the person anyway through other methods, that who
    indeed is the suspicious person? The dude with the big cash in a suitcase, or the Caribbean nations who think
    everyone elses money is THEIRS? Jeez, get a brain and get a soul. Before it is too late.
  • peoples man (28/07/2018, 01:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ not brainwashed....with technological advances he can access his money from anywhere in the world..further no one in their right mind travel with 2 suitcases of money $500,000.0o and more Everwhere takes a cards, some don't even have to sign just tap on the reader and presto....must be ill-gotten gain hence the doggy business..
  • So umm (28/07/2018, 09:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where the other 6.7 milli at?
  • Laundering junkie (28/07/2018, 13:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It got a lot more when that came from ;)
  • Homealone (30/07/2018, 08:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmmm tht man should know he would have been charged with money laundering


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