An application filed by Kerron Clarke for the return of $656,200 cash, was today dismissed by Senior Magistrate Cheron Raphael in the Arima Magistrates’ Court.
According to police reports, Clarke made an application for the release of cash pursuant to section 38(7) of the Proceeds of Crime Act Chap 11:27.
The application was for the sum of $656,200 which was seized from him on August 25th 2020 at his home situated at No. 0516 Kathleen Warner Drive, La Horquetta, Arima.
At the virtual hearing today, Clarke was represented by Rosario Sookdeo, who was led by Sophia Chote SC. The Financial Investigations Branch (FIB) was represented by its Legal Officer, Keston Abraham.
After hearing legal submissions from both parties, Magistrate Cheron Raphael dismissed the application for the release of the cash.
At a media briefing on November 16th, 2020, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigations and Intelligence, Mc Donald Jacob said the police seized money from Clarke, operating as Drugs Sou (DSS) on three occasions – $656,200 which occurred on August 25th; $707,500 on September 2nd, and $6.4 million on October 27th 2020.