Police couple charged with gambling, money laundering

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Police couple charged with gambling, money laundering

Two police officers are expected to appear before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 13th July, 2022, to answer to four charges of gambling and money laundering.

No. 20262 WPC COWIE SIMONE MASSY, 31, last attached to the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region Three and her husband, No. 7325 PC ANDREW PETERS, 43, last attached to the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) were granted $100,000 bail each with a surety today, June 14th, 2022, by Justice of the Peace Mr. Stephen Young.

The couple was charged with the offences on June 13th, 2022, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

They were jointly charged with using their premises as a common gaming house for the purpose of illegal gambling, money laundering in the sum of $240, money laundering in the sum of $280 and money laundering in the sum of $1,658.

An exercise was conducted by officers of the PSB on Friday 10th June 2022, which was spearheaded by W/Snr. Supt. Martin, supervised by Insp. Narine, and included detectives; Sgt. (Ag.) Mohammed, W/Cpl (Ag.) Bernard and Cpl (Ag.) Joefield and Legal Officer Bain, which led to the arrest of WPC COWIE SIMONE MASSY and PC ANDREW PETERS.

A search warrant was executed at their residence in Chaguanas and a number of items were allegedly seized including the gambling machines.