Cuban national fined for overstaying in Guyana

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A 43-year-old Cuban national was on Friday fined $20,000 by the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for overstaying in Guyana.

Eulias Marquez pleaded guilty to the charge which read that that between July 14, 2019, and August 15, 2019, at Georgetown, he failed to comply with conditions granted to stay in Guyana.

The court found that Marquez arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and was granted permission to stay from June 14, 2019, to July 13, 2019.

With the aid of an interpreter, Marquez told the court, “I came here to work and see the country.”

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on August 14, 2019, the defendant was at the Mobora checkpoint while heading to Brazil.

He was asked by an Immigration Officer to produce his passport when the Officer discovered that Marquez had overstayed his time in Guyana.

He was taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, Eve Leary and charged.

The Magistrate after listening to the facts fined Marquez $20,000 and ordered that he is taken to the nearest port of exit.

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