Peterson “El Chapo” Magloure
THE State has seized money from man who was shot and killed last year.
At the time of his death on November 1, 2020, in Santa Cruz, Peterson “El Chapo” Magloure was wanted by police in connection with three murders.
On Wednesday, the Financial Investigations Branch (FIB) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) obtained an order from the court to forfeit TT $11,164 and US $6,135 seized from Magloure.
The order was granted by Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court.
The cash forfeiture investigation began on January 18, 2018, after the money was seized from Magloure by the FIB, according to a release by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
The cash was seized pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act Chapter 11:27.
On January 18, 2018, a cash detention order was granted by Chief Magistrate Busby Earl-Caddle at the Port-of-Spain 8th Magistrate’s Court for a period of three months.
This order was granted to allow for continued investigations into the legitimacy of the source of the funds, or its intended use.
The TTPS reported that Cpl Nisbett, of the FIB, conducted enquires, interviewed persons, made requests to several State agencies, received responses and submitted a file with his findings and recommendations.
On January 17, 2019, an application for forfeiture of the seized cash was laid at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court.
On February 3, 2021, the forfeiture application was heard via virtual hearing by Chief Magistrate Busby Earl-Caddle of the Port-of-Spain 8th Magistrate’s Court.
The Chief Magistrate ordered the forfeiture of the money in accordance with the Proceeds of Crime Act.