A United States national will appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court today to answer money laundering charges.
This, after being arrested by detectives from the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch, CTOC, last week.
He has been identified as 35-year-old Dalton Forrester of Brooklyn, New York.
Reports are that on Saturday, April 9, Forrester arrived in Jamaica from New York City. He was in the process of clearing customs when irregularities were detected.
A search of his luggage revealed over USD$100,000 hidden in his luggage and on his person. Forrester was unable satisfactorily account for the cash.
He was interviewed in the presence of his attorney following which he was charged with Cross Border Movement of Funds, Concealment of Criminal Property and Bringing Criminal Property into Jamaica.
Forrester was also charged with Possession of Criminal Property, and Conspiracy to Possess Criminal Property.