An application filed by Kerron Clarke for the return of $656,200 cash, was dismissed by Senior Magistrate Cheron Raphael in the Arima Magistrates’ Court.

Clarke made an application for the release of cash under section 38(7) of the Proceeds of Crime Act Chap 11:27. It was for cash seized from him on August 25 at his home situated at No. 0516 Kathleen Warner Drive, La Horquetta, Arima.

At the virtual hearing, 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, the magistrate dismissed the application for the release of the cash.

At a media briefing on November 16, 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 25; $707,500 on September 2 and $6.4 million on October 27.