Bolivian held on fraud, money laundering charges in Trinidad

Friday, November 18, 2016

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A Bolivian national who was charged with money laundering and credit card fraud was remanded when he appeared in court here on Thursday.
Wilson Toro Lazada, 46, was charged with trafficking counterfeit money after making an illegal money transfer of TT$20,000 through Western Union Money Transfer to someone in Bolivia.
Lazado, who was held at a guesthouse on November 10, was also charged with being in possession of large quantities of cash in Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Eastern Caribbean, Bolivian, and Paraguay currency as well as possession of marijuana.
It is alleged that the crimes were committed between October 3 to November 10, at various banking locations across the country.
Lazado, who arrived here in September, was denied bail as the prosecutors argued that he was a flight risk and had no fixed place of abode in the country.
His passport is being held by the Fraud Squad Office.
He is scheduled to return to court on December 1.
The Transnational Organised Crime Unit assisted by the Fraud Office worked on the case.

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