Nine Venezuelan women fleeing ‘crisis back home’ fined, ordered deported


Nine Venezuelan Nationals were on Friday charged with entering Guyana illegally.

The Venezuelans appeared before Senior Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus Friday and pleaded guilty to the charge.

Their names are Merielys Parra, Macila Guerrero, Annybel Medori, Sihpibeh Manzaro, Ann Ortiz, Evhory Tenor, Danelia Figueroa, Elleymis Rodrigues and Mariam Torres. It is alleged that on March 8, 2018 they entered Guyana illegally at Eteringbang.

With the aid of an interpreter, the women who are between the ages of 18-24, told the court that they did not have a passport and came to Guyana because of the crisis back home.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court on March 8, 2018, the nine women came to Guyana via the Eteringbang River and were captured when the bus in which they were travelling was intercepted on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD).

A further police investigation revealed the women are not holders of any passport and came to Guyana illegally.

The Magistrates fined each woman $30,000 or 60 days jail after which they will be deported.

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