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Antigua: Customs fraud cases adjourned, prosecution to drop charges against one defendant in one matter

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By Latrishka Thomas (Antigua Observer) Three high profile Customs fraud cases – which implicate some Customs officers and Customs brokers – were adjourned yesterday.

And in one of the matters, one of the defendants heard that the charges will be dropped against him at his next court hearing.

In the first case, Customs officer Joesine Christian and brokers Rowan Matthew and Foston George are jointly charged with conspiracy to defraud in relation to a 2017 incident.

Christian is also charged with cheating the public revenue and corruption in public office.

The two brokers are facing additional charges of obtaining money by false pretences and making a false declaration.

The crime in which the three reportedly gained a large sum of money is alleged to have taken place in November 2017 at the Deep Water Harbour.

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