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US citizen charged with money laundering

An American citizen has been remanded into custody after being charged in Magistrates’ Court with money laundering.

Zoe Bennett, 24, from New York, faces a single charge of possessing $40,870 American and $100 Canadian representing the proceeds of criminal activity on August 4.

She was not required to enter a plea as the matter has been sent to the Supreme Court. No bail application was made.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo remanded Ms Bennett into custody until September 1, when she will appear before the higher court.

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