Racehorse jockey charged over US counterfeit
St Joseph police are said to be in the process of charging a 24-year-old Carapo man who was arrested on Tuesday afternoon with a sum of counterfeit US currency amounting to $1,700.
Sgt Clifton Thomas of the St Joseph CID is said to be the complainant (the charging officer) in the matter, and the accused, who is said to be a racehorse jockey, is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate tomorrow.
The suspect was held at about 1:15 pm on Tuesday in the food court of the City of Grand Bazaar in Valsayn.
The man was behaving in a suspicious manner and was stopped and searched by officers.
The search yielded 17 counterfeit US$100 notes.
Another suspect was said to be on the compound however, he eluded capture.
A search was conducted at the home of the 24-year-old man following the incident, however, no other counterfeit bills, or illegal items, were found.
Sources did admit that the gates were closed for a short time but denied that this was a sting operation or that Grand Bazaar was under "lock down".
More on this as it becomes available.
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