The Royal Gazette has reported that, on 22 November 2016, the Supreme Court of Bermuda ordered the civil forfeiture of $826,000 under Bermuda’s Proceeds of Crime Act 1997.
The money had been seized by the police from a tourist’s safe in the Fairmont Southampton Princess hotel. Criminal charges against the tourist have already been dismissed.
The Supreme Court has not yet published a reasoned written ruling, setting out the reasons for its decision. But the Government of Bermuda is $826,000 richer …
UPDATE: Chief Justice Kawaley’s written Ruling was published on 28 November 2016.