The 21 Guyanese deportees who arrived from the United States (US) Tuesday afternoon, after serving jail terms for various offences have been sent back to the United States.
According to the Guyanese Immigration Department, the deportees had renounced their Guyanese citizenships and are Americans.
“They are no more Guyanese and we cannot accommodate them.” – Director of Immigrations said in a statement.
Head of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said the deportees were convicted for homicide, narcotics, robbery and other offences.
The plane landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at about 3:30 PM and the involuntary migrants deplaned and were escorted by police and immigration under tight security
They were to be transported under armed police escort to the CID Headquarters where it emerged that they were no more Guyanese.
Caribbean governments have over the years complained that deportees, with hardly any family ties in the land of their birth, often continue a life of crime.
In the year of 2015, February 3rd to be exact, more than two dozen deportees arrived aboard a US-government chartered flight in Guyana.