Police on Friday arrested and charged two Romanian visitors with money laundering.
They have been identified as Sorin Ghiriti, 30, who was also charged with theft and going equipped; and Gheorghe Dumitru Durdea, 35, who was also charged with going equipped.
Going equipped refers to any person, when not at his place of abode, has with him any article for use in the course of, or in connection with any burglary, theft, or cheat.
Ghiriti and Durdea Both appeared in the District A Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on Saturday.
Ghiriti pleaded guilty to the offence of theft and was fined $1,000 payable by Friday, February 15 or four months in prison. He is scheduled to reappear at the District A Magistrates’ Court on Friday, February 15 and at the District E Magistrates’ Court on February 12.
Durdea and Ghiriti were not required to plead to the indictable offence of money laundering. They were both remanded into custody to HMP Dodds and are scheduled to reappear February 13 at the Oistins Magistrates’ Court.