DSS Founder to wait longer on fate of appeal

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DSS Founder to wait longer on fate of appeal

Drug Sou-Sou (DSS) founder Kerron Clarke did not receive the news he would have been hoping for.

He will now have to wait a while longer before he learns the fate of his appeal, over a Magistrate’s decision to allow the T&T Police service to continue to keep $656,200 in cash that was seized from him in one of the raids on his organisation in 2020.

Appellate Judges Mark Mohammed and Maria Wilson reserved their decision in Clarke’s appeal after hearing submissions from him.

Presenting submissions on Clarke’s behalf, his lawyer Rosario Sookdeo said the Magistrate who granted detention extensions to the TTPS placed undue weight on claims from investigators over the state of their continued investigations into the seized cash. He claimed the Magistrate was also required to equally consider whether there were still valid reasons for Clarke to be denied access to the cash, in breach of his constitutional right to enjoyment of his property.