Men charged with attempting to export US dollars

A father and son have been arrested after trying to leave Barbados with more than US$6,ooo.

Jeffrey Harrington Callender, 46, of No. 9 Coral Land, Haggatt Hall St. Michael and 23-year-old Rico Antonio Bill of No. 9 Valley View, Pinelands St. Michael, have each been charged with attempting to export currency exceeding the allowed limit, without the permission of the Exchange Control Authority.

The two were held at the Grantley Adams International Airport after they checked in for a flight to Guyana.

Callender allegedly had  US$3,320 while BIll is charged with having US$2,730.

30 Responses to Men charged with attempting to export US dollars

  1. Sheri Veronica
    Sheri Veronica February 8, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Barbados is [becoming] a police state and resembles a third-world dictatorship regime.

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    • Jonathan Martindale
      Jonathan Martindale February 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      This is exaggeration, but this is a stupid charge.

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    • Jonathan Martindale
      Jonathan Martindale February 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      This is exaggeration, but this is a stupid charge.

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    • Matthew Clarke
      Matthew Clarke February 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      lmao man reason opress brothers and sisters, you always had to get permission to move with a certain amount of money, how come one cant just go and follow the rules and apply and fill out the requisite forms, this is why no one in the world takes caribbean people seriously

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    • Sheri Veronica
      Sheri Veronica February 9, 2014 at 6:23 am

      There is nothing royal about the police in Barbados Stan J. Gilbert. Bajans are lickmouths and spy on each other, that makes police work easy.

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  2. Renaldo Techfourless Scott
    Renaldo Techfourless Scott February 8, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    This so funny lol

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  3. Roger Manning
    Roger Manning February 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Shows the level of stupidity which emanates from this so call educated society. Does it make any sense to give these two men a criminal record over such pettiness.

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  4. Lisa Bennett
    Lisa Bennett February 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Is this really a crime? They were detained until it was time to board their flight? What kind of arrest is that? Sounds like Barbados is making life more difficult for its citizens. Not cool.

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    • Matthew Clarke
      Matthew Clarke February 8, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      that was always law, there was always a limit on cash leaving the country, same thing with many other countries

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  5. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway February 8, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Most countries seem to now have a law that states you must declare if leaving with more than $10,000 in cash and arriving with more than $10,000 in cash. In essence the exchange can get you. You can have the money but must say it is on you , this is to ensure you are not bringing ill gotten gains. 🙂 Even our bank will ask us if monies transferred from one country to another. I cannot confirm current limits in Barbados one link http://www.airsafe.com/issues/baggage/cash.htm

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  6. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway February 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Last time we left from Canada, Border security were checking all of us at the ramp for passports and currency on hand plus asking did we know the limit..

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  7. Bentley Williams
    Bentley Williams February 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    The law doesn’t say you can’t take cash out it just says you miss declare it by filing the requisite paper work

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  8. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder February 9, 2014 at 12:24 am

    But one person is limited to 10,000 so that’s injustice 2 persons is 20,000 so I don’t get the point…

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  9. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder February 9, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Once u fine out were they were goin to what country then u know Y they were charged,an they can fight that in court an win easy… .

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  10. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder February 9, 2014 at 12:29 am

    The limit is 10,000 a person right?????…

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  11. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder February 9, 2014 at 12:30 am

    People don’t know the law so they become a victim of it…

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  12. Renny Johnson
    Renny Johnson February 9, 2014 at 5:30 am

    ?????? Is it illegal to leave this country with US currency? Why? We use Bajan dollars, we have our own currency, we are not Jamaica? If and when I leave the country I will be taking ALL my money, it is, after all, MINE

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    • Matthew Clarke
      Matthew Clarke February 9, 2014 at 10:29 am

      that law exists in almost any country and it has nothing to do with US currency it is currency in general…

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    • Renny Johnson
      Renny Johnson February 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Rubbish……

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  13. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 9, 2014 at 6:34 am

    It has nothing to do with 911. That law was in place for years. All Barbadian residents are only allowed to take a legal amount of foreign currency i.e US, British Pound. The bank would stamp the amount taken in your passport.

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  14. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 9, 2014 at 6:54 am

    When things are tough that gave lick mouth the freedom to sell their soul, this had to be happening for a while and the pig squeal. We must all abide by the law no matter how tempting, break it, ONLY you will suffer the consequence not Lucy or George YOU.

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  15. Jane Johnson
    Jane Johnson February 9, 2014 at 6:56 am

    This could be due to too much American influence and global Tv channels

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  16. Janelle Marshall
    Janelle Marshall February 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    You are only allowed 500 us or there about at any one time when traveling. When u get it from a bank

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  17. Janelle Marshall
    Janelle Marshall February 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    We all know when most people going on shopping sprees they have more than that

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  18. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock February 9, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Supposed, a visitor had traveled to Barbados with 5,000 us an was taking back 3000 would he be charged.

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  19. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock February 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Are you aware that the form of declaration is issued in flight for your port of entry ,am I missing something.

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