CAL FLIGHT ATTENDANT FINED
A flight attendant, who has been employed with Caribbean Airlines for five years, has been fined a total of $55,000, after pleading guilty to charges of trying to bring in US$39,054, illegally into this country.
Venosh Maraj, 32, of St Augustine, appeared before Magistrate Gloria Jasmath.
He was represented by attorneys Reynold Waldropt and Jeron Joseph.
He was given one month to pay the fines or face jail.
Maraj was slapped with three charges, namely that he attempted to illegally import the cash, he attempted to import the cash in a manner to deceive Customs and Excise Officials, and that he failed to declare the cash that he had on his person which he was attempting to import.
On August 13, Maraj was arrested at the Piarco International Airport.
He was on a Caribbean Airlines flight which had left New York, USA, flown to Georgetown, Guyana, and then to Trinidad.