Dominican boxer reports robbery of his prize money at the airport
Dominican boxer Jonathan Guzman, who returned to the country via Miami on Monday, 25 July 2016, alleges that he was robbed of his fight earnings and suspects this was during his arrival at the Las Americas International Airport.
Guzman had fought in a super bantamweight bout organized by the International Boxing Federation in Japan the previous Wednesday and had been crowned champion following a technical knockout of the Japanese boxer, Shingo Wake. He won US$90,000 of which he gave US$20,000 to his coach.
Guzman, who comes from los Guaricanos, Villa Mella, arrived at 2:45pm on a flight from Miami and was met by a large group of people who formed a motorcade to take him back to his home. Following hours of celebration, Guzman realized that the money was missing. He explained he had the money in his carry on luggage. But in Miami airline staff did not allow him two pieces of hand luggage — one with the winner’s belt and another with the money — and the bag with the money was put on board as cargo.
He assumed the money was still there, as the box which contained the money was in the bag, but only later when he opened the box, did he see that the money was gone.
He said he had no problems with the United States Customs for bringing the money in cash and has now made an official complaint at the police station in La Caleta. The complaint is being investigated by a commission made up of Customs Intelligence officials, the Specialized Corps of Airport Security (CESAC), and private security from Aerodom, who manages the airport. They are watching security video and interviewing several employees involved in baggage handling.
Source: DR1, Lisitndiario
July 28, 2016
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