Two Vincentian nationals jointly charged for the offenses of Money Laundering and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering by having in their possession, cash amounting to $10,000.00 Euros have pleaded guilty.
Lamar Condice, 35 years and Elvis Harold, 29 years, both Fishermen of Clear Valley (St. Vincent) appeared at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 18th June, 2020 to answer to the charges where they pleaded guilty and were fined five thousand dollars each, to be paid forthwith, in default, one year at Her Majesty’s Prisons.
Condice and Harold were nabbed by officers attached to the Northern Division on Sunday 14th June, 2020 following the interception of a blue fishing boat at Diamond Rock.
The men and the boat were taken to Harvey Vale, Carriacou, where a search was conducted resulting in the confiscation of approximately ten thousand dollars Euros.
The money has been forfeited to the State.
Meanwhile, a marine search is ongoing for a local Fisherman who reportedly left Fort Jeudy Bay on a fishing expedition aboard a 14-feet blue (outside) and red (inside) colored fishing boat on Wednesday 17th June, 2020.
The man was reportedly about two nautical miles outside Point Salines when he encountered engine problems.
An early afternoon and late evening search on Wednesday by a small vessel and the Coast Guard respectively, proved futile in locating him.
A marine search, which resumed today, June 18th 2020, has also proved futile thus far.
Vessels in the area are urged to keep a lookout for the missing boat.