Businessman forfeits US $10 000

Anthony Jamar Layne’s initial explanation to police was that only a portion of the United States currency he had with him at the airport was his.

And in the end it was only that portion that was given back to him after he appeared in the District “B” Boarded Hall Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Layne, a 37-year-old waste water operator of St Christopher, Christ Church, had just admitted that without the permission of the Exchange Control Authority, he attempted to export US$15 577, equivalent to BDS$30 842, from Barbados to the United States on August 6.

Prosecutor Station Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls, said Layne was at the Grantley Adams International Airport, in the process of leaving for the United States, when his carry-on haversack was searched. Inside was a quantity of United States currency.

He was questioned and told officials that some of the money was his and he was on his way to buy stock for his business. The remainder he said belonged to his uncle who lived in the US. (HLE)

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