By LAMECH JOHNSON firstname.lastname@example.org NEARLY $18,000 was confiscated from two Canadians in Magistrate's Court yesterday after they pleaded guilty to making a false declaration at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. Jacob Meyer, 24, and Kelly Carey, 22, were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane, charged with making a false declaration to a US officer and failing to accurately declare the amount of money in their possession. This incident took place at the US pre-clearance hall on Sunday, January 15. The Ontario, Canada, natives told a US officer they were not in possession of funds exceeding $10,000, while they were actually carrying $17,624, $95 of which was in Canadian currency and the rest in US bills. Chief Magistrate Gomez did not fine the defendants, but cautioned them and ordered that the $17,624 be confiscated.
Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.
Sign in to comment
Or login with: