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Police crack down on financial crime by foreign nationals

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2016 | 4:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC):

Barbados police said they will continue to crack down on attempts by foreign nationals who attempt to conduct financial crimes here, after two eastern European nationals appeared in court charged with theft.

On Tuesday, Bulgarian Anton Nedev and Ukrainian Ruslan Leskev were remanded to prison after appearing in court on theft and money laundering charges. They were remanded in custody until the court secures the services of a translator.

The lawmen said they executed a search warrant on April 1 at the men's apartment and seized a quantity of money as well as articles and devices in connection with skimming, the practice of fraudulently copying credit or debit card details of unsuspecting card holders.

Both men were charged with going equipped and money laundering. Nedev and Keskey are the latest set of foreign nationals to appear before the courts here on charges of financial crime.