Drugs Sou Sou (DSS) founder Kerron Clarke has been charged with four counts of money laundering on Tuesday.
He is scheduled to appear in the Arima Magistrate’s Court on June 27.
A release from the police service said he was granted $800,000 bail with a surety when he appeared before Justice of the Peace Stephen Young.
Clarke, of Phase 1, La Horquetta, was charged based on advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul.
The release said Clarke arrived at the Piarco airport where he was arrested by officers of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) who subsequently handed him over to the officers of the Financial Investigations Branch, who laid the charges.
Clarke came to the public’s attention in 2020 when he created a “sou sou” where people “invested” money and were promised large returns. He was raided several times in 2020, and was previously charged with money laundering and running a moneylender's business without a licence.