Friday 24 May, 2019

Two caught with $250,000, days after airport heist

Two people are currently in police custody after they were held with approximately $250,000 in cash on Thursday night, just days after a multi-million-dollar heist at Piarco's cargo facility

The two people, said to be in their 30s, were held during a police exercise by officers of the recently formed Organized Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU).

The exercise was said to have begun at 10:00 pm on Thursday and ended at about  5:00 am Friday.

During the exercise, officers made their way to a home in Longdenville where they executed a search warrant.

A large quantity of cash was said to have been seized at this location, with initial estimates stating that it could be as much as $250,000.

The two were questioned as to how they came about with such a significant sum, and after they failed to provide any reasonable reasons, they were taken in for further questioning.

Sources said that the serial numbers of the bills seized will have to be traced to determine if any of the money found can be linked to the recent $5 million robbery at the Piarco International Airport, or from any of the recent bank robberies which have been recorded in this country.

More on this as it becomes available.  

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