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Man fined $3 million for failing to declare import of US$660,000

Four and a half years after he was charged with importing US$660,000 and failing to declare the money to Customs and Excise Officers, an Arima trader has been fined $3 million.

If Joseph Baptiste fails to pay the money within 28 days, he will serve three years in prison.

Meanwhile, the court ruled that the foreign currency was to be forfeited to the State and it is expected to be handed over by customs officials once the requisite paperwork is completed.

Man fined $3 million for failing to declare import of US$660,000

Four and a half years after he was charged with importing US$660,000 and failing to declare the money to Customs and Excise Officers, an Arima trader has been fined $3 million.

If Joseph Baptiste fails to pay the money within 28 days, he will serve three years in prison.

Meanwhile, the court ruled that the foreign currency was to be forfeited to the State and it is expected to be handed over by customs officials once the requisite paperwork is completed.