Five Haitian nationals who claimed that they came to visit Guyana from Suriname through an illegal crossing in Berbice appeared in Court today and were charged for illegal entry.
The charge stated that 23-year-old Jean Tonion Louis, 27-year-old, Ronald Sainta, 29-year-old Jesudonne Clerveau, 35-year-old Soliny Dossous and 25-year-old Bladimyr Pierre all entered Guyana on the 18th November at Springlands Berbice and never presented themselves to an Immigration Officer.
Two of the accused are teachers, while two others said they are students and the fifth gave his occupation as a mason.
Police records revealed that the five men arrived at Springlands from Suriname and were proceeding to Brazil.
Acting on information, the Police were able to track down the five men to question them about their arrival. When they could not prove that they entered the country legally, they were arrested and charged.
After accepting their guilty plea today, the Magistrate fined the Haitians $40,000 each and ordered that they be deported.