16 Guyanese arrested during T&T immigration crackdown

first_imgSixteen Guyanese have, over the past few weeks, been arrested in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago after officials there mounted several anti-crime raids.The Guyanese had either overstayed their time in the twin-island republic, or did not have the requisite working papers and documentation to be considered legal immigrants.The illegal Guyanese are being processed, including being charged, after which it is likely that they would be deported.Trinidad & Tobago’s Senior Police Superintendent, Dale A. Black, has said that over 96 illegal immigrants have been detained during the immigration crackdown, which he described as a well-coordinated exercise involving other agencies.Ten Jamaicans, 47 Venezuelans, 1 Vincentian, 9 Chinese, 3 Colombians and 1 Dominican were among others detained.Guyana’s Crime Chief, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams, has said he was not aware of the crackdown, but he explained that once it was an immigration issue, the necessary documentation would be sent to Guyana to start the deportation process of the illegal immigrants.Over the past years, scores of Guyanese have been deported from various Caribbean countries in which they had been caught staying illegally.last_img

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