US woman charged with money laundering
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A United States woman has been charged with money laundering offences after she was held at the Norman Manley International Airport on Friday, July 8.
According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force, she is 39-year-old Coline Brown, a registered nurse of Bayonne, New Jersey.
Brown’s luggage was reportedly being processed when irregularities were detected while she attempted to enter the island. A search of her luggage allegedly revealed a total of US$76,180 concealed inside. The police report that Brown was asked to account for the sum, which she failed to do.
The arrest was carried out by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) and the Financial Investigation Division (FID).
Last Thursday, Brown was interviewed in the presence of her attorney and charged with possession of criminal property, concealment of criminal property, failure to declare and bringing into Jamaica criminal property.
She is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, this Thursday.