Chinese nationals wanted for murder in China, Brazil caught in Lethem
Three Chinese nationals, who are wanted for murder in China and Brazil, appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court Friday charged with entering Guyana illegally.
Zhou Ou, Yix Zheny, and Dagvi Wong were jointly charged for the offense, which alleged that between December 1-31, 2018 at Lethem, they entered Guyana illegally by crossing a land frontier and failed to present themselves to an immigration officer.
With the aid of an interpreter, the men pleaded guilty to the charge and were each sentenced to two months imprisonment.
They will be deported after serving the sentence.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield said the Chinese nationals were nabbed by Police in Lethem on February 5, 2019, and were asked to present their passports.
When the officer checked the documents, he discovered that the nationals entered Guyana illegally via a bus from Brazil.
Mansfield noted that when Interpol was contacted, it was revealed that the three men are wanted for murder in China and Brazil.