by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Financial crimes investigators are involved in the inquiry of two Customs Officers who allegedly pocketed monies meant for the national treasury.
The investigation is ongoing at the Customs and Excise Department in St. Kitts following reports of two Customs Officers who allegedly took payment for themselves instead of depositing said monies into the department’s coffers.
Police confirmed allegations that surfaced that two Customs Officers accepted money from importers and kept it for themselves. They were also accused of tampering with the department’s system.
At the Prime Minister’s press conference today, Thursday (Oct. 28), Commissioner Hilroy Brandy said that “financial investigators are looking at the records to see if any charges can be brought against those persons.”.
He confirmed that “a report was filed by the Comptroller of the Customs [and Excise Department] to the police.”. He added that “the police are carrying out the investigation and several statements have been recorded already.”.