Three Bangladesh nationals who entered Guyana illegally, were this morning charged and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for the offence.
The men, Jackel Chowdhurg,19, a student; Siddik Ahmed, 27, and Shakhawat Khan, 20, a student, all appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
It is alleged that on January 25, 2020, at Springlands, East Berbice, Corentyne, they entered Guyana by sea and disembarked without the consent of an Immigration Officer.
The men were charged separately for the offence and pleaded guilty to the charge with the aid of an interpreter.
Facts presented by police prosecutor, Matthews stated that the defendants arrived at Springlands from Suriname and were proceeding to Brazil.
However, police, acting on information, intercepted the defendants at Bamia, Linden.
A search was then conducted and it was revealed that they entered the country and did not present themselves to an immigration officer.
The men were then arrested and taken into custody. Hence, charged for the offence.
The Magistrate listened to the facts and sentenced the men to three months behind bars. Upon serving their time, they will be escorted to the nearest port of exit and deported back to Bangladesh.