An Ecuadorian who told the court he came to Guyana in search of employment, was moments ago sentenced to two months’ imprisonment for entering Guyana illegally.

Twenty-five-year-old Julio Ceasar Raco Macias appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Macias pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that, on December 15, 2019 at Lethem, he entered Guyana by crossing the land frontier and did not present himself to an immigration officer.

Facts presented by the Police Prosecutor stated that, on February 1, 2020, the defendant was stopped by ranks who were conducting a stop-and-search operation at Mabaruma Police Station.

When asked to produce his passport and travel documents, the defendant told ranks that he lost his passport.

Hence, he was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, sentenced Macias to two months’ imprisonment.

Upon serving the time, he will be escorted to the nearest port of exit and sent back to Ecuador.


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