Passenger on M/V Baleria arrested for failing to declare $17,555

FREEPORT, BAHAMAS – A Bahamian who was travelling onboard the M/V Baleria from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Bahama, was found to have $17,555 in US currency concealed in the lining of his carryon luggage.

According to police reports, shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the suspect failed to declare the cash to Bahamas Customs and was unable to give a satisfactory account of how the monies were obtained.

He was  therefore arrested at the Freeport Harbour in a joint operation between officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Bahamas Customs.

The male is expected to be arraigned before the magistrate court sometime this week.