Crime — 15 November 2013 — by Rochelle Gillett-Flowers

Fenglan Wu had her charge withdrawn, while Chenbo Xu was fined $20,000

Chinese nationals Fenglan Wu, 35, and Chenbo Xu, 38, were charged for failing to declare the US$10,000 they arrived with into the country on Monday, November 11. On Tuesday, represented by attorney Ellis Arnold, they were arraigned on that charge, with Wu pleading not guilty and Xu accepting responsibility.

They were offered bail and Arnold asked the court to expedite the trial since the couple are visitors to the country. The Chief Magistrate granted his request and their trial was set for this Friday, November 15.

This morning, however, the couple appeared in court, and since Xu had already pleaded guilty to the charge, he was fined $20,000 to be paid forthwith, which he was able to do.

The charge against Wu was then withdrawn and they were free to leave the court.

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