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Jan 7, 2015

Johnny Ramclam Busted at P.G.I.A. for Failure to Declare

Johnny Ramclam

Turning to the courts: A Belize City car dealer was nabbed at the Phillip Goldson International Airport on Monday afternoon in possession of seven thousand dollars in US currency and nine dollars and fifty seven cents in Belize currency. Since he had in excess of ten thousand Belize dollars, he was charged with the offense of Failure to Declare when Leaving Belize with more than ten thousand dollars or negotiable Instrument or Equivalent Foreign Currency Without first having Reported it to the Financial Intelligence Unit. Johnny Ramclam wasted no time and pleaded guilty to the offense. Ramclam was detained when authorities say they saw him removing part of the cash from inside his tennis shoes as he was passing through the checkpoint area at the P.G.I.A.  After a day in police custody, he appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser and was ordered to pay five thousand dollars by February twentieth.  Ramclam was about to board a United Airlines Flight when FIU personnel moved in on him. The team had been informed that he was seen with the cash and when Ramclam was asked about it, he said he had five thousand U.S. dollars, but had not declared the cash. When it was counted, it added up the seven thousand U.S. dollars. Ramclam told the court he was not aware he had to declare the money.

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5 Responses for “Johnny Ramclam Busted at P.G.I.A. for Failure to Declare”

  1. Joyce says:

    Poor Belize with its dumb cash declaration laws, dumb marijuana laws, dumb gun laws, dumb consensual sex laws,…………. and thus far no prime minister–who have virtual dictatorial powers–has had the guts to make sweeping sensible and positive changes.

  2. Malai says:

    This guy is an honest hard working Driver. That is a mistake i myself would have made as the law as far as i knew was $10000US in currency or checks. FIU needs to do a better job with campaign ads. I hope he is free cause that is legit money for someone going to pickup a couple salvage vehicles in Texas.

  3. Johannes says:

    Any country I travel through has the same monetary rules. Maybe different amounts but the same rules. It is clearly stated to declare the money. If its clean money there is no reason not to declare it

  4. Elias says:

    HE is no criminal, his first offense an he told the F.I.U. personals that he never knew, he had to declare the cash. Give a man a break.but instead u turn an charge the judge too charge him 5k.not fair.but every fat fowl have there Sunday .

  5. Timber says:

    I’ve met this guy over here in the US. I told them that they should make their business legit; register your business, declare your stuff. Honest mistake because he was trying to make his living. Caught Sharon on bad day when some man must have flared her up just as one used to catch Ms. Nicholas (who is still trying to beg fro a contract after screwing over plenty of her underlings in cahoots with Day, who I understand is now in the US), Natalia and Perez, who I heard through the grapevine, someone had enough clout to get her transferred from Family court.

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