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Airport staffer arrested after large sum of money seized at terminal

A 40-year-old airport employee has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering after police seized a large amount of cash at the terminal, it was revealed yesterday.

A police spokesman said Operation Columba was launched after the discovery of the cash at the airport last Sunday.

Cash allegedly seized as part of the police Operation Columba (Photograph supplied)

He added the financial crime unit later raided an “eastern parish residence” and another large sum of US and Bermudian cash was seized.

Detective Chief Inspector, Sherwin Joseph, in charge of the specialist investigations department, said: “This significant cash seizure was as a result of ongoing work with our partner agencies at LF Wade International Airport to prevent cross border laundering of the proceeds of crime.”

The spokesman said the investigation continued and added it was anticipated there would be a court appearance in connection with the seizures in due course.