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Man pleads guilty to money laundering

A 36 year-old American today pleaded guilty of money laundering in Barbados and was fined $10,000 on the spot, failing which he will have to spend 18 months in jail.

Levar Patrick Maycock-Beckles pleaded guilty to laundering more than Bds $12,000 and US $230. When Maycock-Beckles appeared before Chief Magistrate, Pamela Beckles, the money was confiscated.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of half kilogramme of cannabis, possession with intent to supply and trafficking. He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the two lesser counts, but fined $20,000 forthwith or two years in prison for trafficking. The American was intercepted by the Police Drug Squad last Friday while being driven in a car along Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church by Rommel Sealy, 26, of Bridge Road, St. Michael.

Sealy, who also appeared in the same court today, is facing charges of possession of one and a half kilos of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking, not having a driver’s licence and or third party insurance. He pleaded not guilty and was released on $25,000 bail with two sureties, to return to court on August 22.

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