Published On: Fri, Jan 25th, 2013

US authorities want an investigation of gold smuggling cases

WILLEMSTAD – In a letter dated January 21, 2013 US authorities have asked the local authorities to investigate gold smuggling cases between Curacao and the United States.

It appears that these cases have been going on for 15 years now. One of the questions asked by the authorities is why the Curacao authorities are only investigating the robbers of the gold and not the roll of the custom official in this case, which the US authorities finds very questionable in gold smuggling cases between Guyana and Curacao.

The authorities are of the opinion that the local authorities are doing a “selective” investigation. It seems that there is no leadership coming from the Public Prosecutor’s office and even on some cardinal issues the authorities have failed and it can also be said that they have forged documents.

One of the aspects which according to the authorities, illustrates that the investigation is selective is that there are information about a “dossier” which states that for 15 years there has been gold smuggling here in Curacao with gold from Guyana.

Irony is that the gold comes to Curacao and leaves the island with legal documents  heading to the United States. These are facts about the situation and this is the reason why the authorities ask why the local authorities don’t start to investigate the customs for “inside job”.

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