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Brooklyn man fined $705,000, gets three years for money laundering

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2016 | 11:14 AM

A 35-year-old foreigner has been fined $705,000 for money laundering offences. 

Thirty-five-year-old Dalton Forrester of Brooklyn, New York was also sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to Possession of Criminal Property,  Bringing into Jamaica Criminal Property and Cross Border Movement of Funds.

However, the sentence will run concurrently for one year.

He was arrested and charged last month by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch and the Financial Investigation Division.

According to reports, Forrester arrived on April 9 at the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James from New York City.

His luggage was searched and a total of US$101,378 was reportedly found concealed in his luggage and on his person.