Customs officer charged with importing US$149,960 in concealed packages

A Customs Officer with over 15 years’ service with the Customs and Excise Division, is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with importation of prohibited goods and importation of concealed goods to deceive Customs officials.

The offenses occurred on Monday 12th March, 2018.

Radesh Ramnath, 44, of Penal, was arrested at Amerijet Caribbean Express Limited Bond Piarco, after US$149,960 in cash was found concealed in seven packs of Hanes vests, in a manner calculated to deceive Customs officials, contrary to the Customs Act.

Ramnath, was charged by Customs Officer 2, Kurt Theodore, on Wednesday 14th March, 2018.

 

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