Two women from the twin island federation of Trinidad and Tobago have been charged after custom officials in Dominica seized cash amounting to 41, 250 euros in their possession.

Officers of the Financial Intelligence Unit say the cash was seized as Anika Tresha Joseph and Sadique Fatima Ghany were preparing to leave the Douglas Charles Airport on Friday 29 December, 2017.

The Unit revealed that Joseph was found with 21,000 euros, while Ghany had 20,250 euros in her possession.

Authorities say the defendants are charged under the Money Laundering Act as they knew the money to be proceeds of crime.

The defendants have been remanded in custody, however defense counsel Wayne Norde has stated his intention to file an application for abuse of power by the Financial Intelligence Unit.

The matter will be heard at Portsmouth on Thursday January 04, 2018.