The Paynters man who was arrested on suspicion of Money Laundering has been charged.
On Wednesday, the police charged 39yr-old Lev Josiah of Paynters for Making a False Declaration, under The Customs (Control and Management) Act of 2013.
Josiah was intercepted on the airport by Airport Security, last Friday with US$18,696 and EC$785 in his possession.
The monies were seized after he allegedly made a false declaration to the authorities as the correct amount of money he had.
He appeared in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and was offered bail in the sum of $6,000.
A cash deposit of $2,000 was required along with two Antiguan sureties.
He is also required to report to the Parham Police Station on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays between 6 am and 6pm. Committal date is set for June 13th, 2017.
If he is convicted, he can be fined $50,000 or more, or serve 5 years in prison.