Monday 30 November, 2020

Ex-St Kitts Nevis PM stopped at UK airport over large sums of cash

Former St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas was stopped a month ago at Gatwick Airport after he was caught trying to leave Britain with £70,000 in cash.  

A report from Daily Mail said when stopped by UK Border Force three weeks ago, he was unable to explain why he was leaving the country with such large sums of cash.  

The money was confiscated by the Officers who were granted a further six months to hold the cash by Crawley Magistrates’ Court.  

Dr Douglas eventually boarded a flight for Dubai empty-handed.  

A law enforcement source said: “He told them it was for political campaigning but could not explain where it came from and where it was really going.” 

Anti-money laundering rules state anyone leaving the UK to travel to a non-EU country must declare any sum above €10,000 (£8,400). 

 

 

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