A Cuban Doctor and his wife will have an extended stay in Guyana, but as guests of the state.
The two who were found with forged Peruvian passports were both sentenced to twelve months in jail today.
38-year-old, Dr. Alexey Vasquez and his wife Julia Sanchez, both stood before the Chief Magistrate and admitted to presenting the forged document to an immigration officer in Guyana.
Court documents revealed that on the 13th February, at Moleson Creek, Berbice with the intent to defraud, they presented the forged passports to an immigration officer.
An Investigation revealed that the couple traveled to Guyana using the same forged document, but went undetected at the Cheddi Jagan Airport.
However, as they attempted to cross over to Suriname on Wednesday, the Immigration Officers at Moleson Creek realised that the documents had been forged.
The Doctor told the Court that he obtained the forged document through a contact from one of his patients back in Cuba. He said he paid US$2,500 for the fake passports.
After listening to the man’s pleadings, the Magistrate accepted the guilty pleas by the couple and sentenced them both to twelve months in jail and ordered that they be deported just after completing their prison time.