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Almost $18,000 Confiscated Over False Declaration At Airport

By LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net 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.

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