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Men charged in cash transaction exceeding $1 million for court next month

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2016 | 1:11 AM
The Police are reminding business operators that cash transactions exceeding $1 million constitutes a breach of POCA and is an offence punishable by law.

Two men charged for engaging in cash transactions in excess of $1 million are to make their first court appearance next month.

They are 35-year-old Omar Samuels of Barclay Street, Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland and Kenroy Griffiths of an unknown address.

They are to appear before the Mandeville Resident Magistrate’s Court on February 3.

Detectives attached to the Westmoreland Proactive Investigations Unit charged them for breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) on December 29 last year.

The police say both men were nabbed following an investigation into a cash transaction conducted in Mandeville on August 4 last year.

It's alleged that Samuels used cash in excess of $1 million to purchase a motor vehicle at a car dealership operated by Griffiths.

The Police are reminding business operators that cash transactions exceeding $1 million constitutes a breach of POCA and is an offence punishable by law.