Sea Lots community leader Cedric Burke, also known as Burkie, has been released from police custody and the large sum of money that was found in his possession on the day he was arrested has been returned to him.
Guardian Media understands that at about 2 pm on Friday Burke was handed over his $100,000 cash that the police found in his house on Wednesday morning during an intelligence operation that took place in the Sea Lots area.
Various arms of the T&T Police Service conducted the exercise at about 7 am, including officers from the Guard and Emergency Branch, IATF, FIU, SORT and members of the K-9 unit.
Police said at the time the money could not have been accounted for.
However, on Friday investigators handed over the cash to Burke without any charges.
Speaking with the Guardian Media, Burke only expressed gratitude towards the police in giving him back all of his money that was initially seized.
- by Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant