A Customs Officer has been charged for allegedly receiving a package containing US$149,960 in cash.
According to a police report, the money was concealed in seven packs of Haynes vests.
The seizure took place at the Amerijet Caribbean Express Bond in Piarco.
The Grade II Customs and Excise officer with over 13 years of service, identified as Radesh Ramnath, 44, of Penal, went to the Bond just after noon on Monday to collect a package which originated from North America.
The officer was charged with importation of prohibited goods and importation of concealed goods to deceive Customs officials.