Dominican Woman Remanded To Prison in Antigua
Antigua St John's - The 42-year-old Dominican woman arrested at the VC Bird International Airport for allegedly attempting to import an illegal sum will spend the first week of the New Year behind bars.


A magistrate denied bail to Paula Peterson during her arraignment on Friday, and remanded her to Her Majesty's Prison until January 10, 2012.

Peterson, who arrived on a flight from St Maarten, was charged with acts of money laundering.

She was nabbed at the airport on Thursday with over US$60,000 (EC$163,000) plus EC$300. The money was found strapped to her body during a joint operation by the Customs Enforcement Department, and the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP).

This was the second money laundering case before the courts in the past month. The first involved the discovery of almost EC$200,000.

The director of the ONDCP said he was impressed with the results of the joint operation and its reflection of the security of Antigua's borders.



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