Foreign national sentenced for money laundering
Thirty-five-year-old Dalton Forrester of Brooklyn, New York, who was last month arrested and charged for money laundering offences by members of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch and the Financial Investigation Division, was fined a total of $705,000. He was also sentenced to three years in prison, which will run concurrently for one year.
Reports are that on April 9 Forrester arrived at the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, from New York City. On arrival at the airport, Forrester's luggage was searched and a total of US$101,378 was found concealed in his luggage and on his person. He was subsequently arrested and charged.
On April 20, he appeared in the Montego Bay Parish Court where he pleaded guilty. When he appeared in court on Tuesday, he was fined $350,000 or six months' imprisonment and one year mandatory prison sentence for possession of criminal property, $350,000 or a one-year mandatory sentence for bringing into Jamaica criminal property, and $5,000 or six months in prison for cross-border movement of funds.