Police Commissioner Gary Griffith wants to know who returned over $22 million in cash that was seized in La Horquetta yesterday.
The money was found at a house at Kathleen Warner Drive, Phase I as officers executed a search warrant in connection with an alleged Pyramid Scheme.
According to the Top Cop, the money was kept at a police station, with counting completed around 12:30am today.
Preliminary investigations however show that the cash was handed back to the operator of the scheme this morning, without the knowledge of senior officers, including the Top Cop himself.
Mr Griffith says there will now be “a widespread investigation at the highest level” to determine if any criminal or disciplinary action is to be taken against any officers.
He says it is “very suspicious” that within hours of being seized, that money would be given back without the input of the Financial Intelligence Bureau to determine if any was counterfeit, the source of these funds, or whether those involved had committed any criminal acts.
The CoP also acknowledged concerns that persons had invested their hard-earned money in this scheme, and assured that once they can prove their money was legitimate, it will be returned to them in the shortest possible time.