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Apr 27, 2015

Did San Pedro Police Act Unlawfully in Confiscating Palapa Bar Proprietor’s Money?

Scott Harnish

On April seventh, businessman Scott Harnish was found in possession of over a hundred thousand dollars in U.S. currency inside his home on the north end of San Pedro Town.  The discovery was the result of an operation in which authorities on the island conducted a search of his residence.  The American national was subsequently detained and released that same day without being charged for any offense, but the matter was handed over to the Financial Intelligence Unit.  In a release issued by Harnish’s attorney earlier today, it states that the police department was unjustified in its action and that the raid was basically a witch hunt.  While Harnish was never arraigned for keeping currency above the prescribed quantum, his assets, along with those of his wife were returned to them.  Those funds were then deposited into a local bank.  Of note is that the legal amount allowed without having to declare the quantity is ten thousand Belize dollars. Harnish is the proprietor of the Palapa Bar.

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2 Responses for “Did San Pedro Police Act Unlawfully in Confiscating Palapa Bar Proprietor’s Money?”

  1. cayo says:

    Outrageous!!!!

    Now we have to declare our hard earned money, so the local crooked cops know exactly, how much they can steal from us, and where it is.

    Total dictatorship. BS

  2. Kay says:

    Thanks a lot San Pedro police department for disclosing to the criminals exactly which unfortunate businessman will suffer a home invasion next!!! SMH

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