Probe on into deportees from Canada
December 18, 1999
A TOP-LEVEL investigation is on into the arrival here of seven Guyanese-born men deported from Canada, sources confirmed yesterday.
The Chronicle understands the seven arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, on December 3 aboard two private Lear jets, under escort by armed Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Official sources have expressed concern about their arrival and presence here since it appeared that routine procedures for deportation were not followed.
It was not immediately clear who issued the necessary travel documents for the men to be shipped here and who authorised their arrival in Guyana, the Chronicle understands.
The Guyana Government is known to have expressed concern to the United States and Canada about their deportees policy, particularly shipping people born here but with no ties in this country.
Meanwhile, the Police here Thursday reported seven Guyanese-born men were deported from Canada for committing various crimes in that country and released details with photographs, as is customary with deportees.
A Police release said Nobert Wilfred Vieira, 57, of 385 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was sent back from Canada on December 3 on a charge of murder.
He departed for Canada legally on August 28, 1982. On May 25, 1992 he was arrested and charged with murder.
Police here said Vieira appeared in court and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He successfully appealed the sentence in 1997 but was placed into immigration custody on September 28, 1997 and deported as a result of an order which was issued, the release said.
Police said Aubrey Walcott, 27, of 12 `C' Tucville, North East La Penitence, Georgetown, was deported from Canada on December 3 for break and enter and larceny and possession of a dangerous weapon.
He departed Guyana legally in 1976 for the United States of America where he spent six years. He later migrated to Canada, Police said.
In 1995, he was arrested and charged, appeared in court and was sentenced to 18 months in jail. On completion of the sentence, Walcott was released into immigration custody and later deported, Police said.
Sew Dalloo, 23, of Vigilance North Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara was sent back from Canada on December 3 for assault, robbery and possession of firearm.
Police said he left here for Canada in 1987. In 1991, he was arrested and charged with assault.
He was sentenced to one week in jail but during the same year, after his release he was charged with robbery. Dalloo was sentenced to four months in jail.
In 1997, he was again arrested and charged with assault and possession of firearm. He served a prison sentence and on completion was deported, Police said.
Jamaludeen Rampertab, 31, of 18 Pope Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice was sent back from Canada on December 3 for assault and being an illegal immigrant.
He left Guyana for Canada legally in February 1997. In July, 1997 he was arrested and charged with assault and claimed the matter was dismissed, Police said.
He subsequently married in Canada and had applied for resident status. The request was refused.
On November 29, 1999 he was arrested after it was discovered that he was an illegal immigrant. Rampertab was detained and later deported, Police said.
Nizam Singh, 38, of 19 Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara was deported from Canada on December 3 for trafficking in cocaine.
Police said he left Guyana for Canada legally in September 1982. In 1988, he was arrested and charged with trafficking in narcotics.
He appeared in court and claimed that he was placed on a year's probation and committed to community service.
In 1993, Singh was arrested for the same offence and was sentenced to five months in jail. On January 22, 1999 he was again arrested and charged with a similar offence and was placed on cash bail.
He was eventually ordered deported and placed in immigration before being sent back to Guyana, Police said.
Fazal Ali, 32, of 7 Haslington South, East Coast Demerara was deported from Canada on December 3 for armed robbery.
According to the Police, he left Guyana for Canada legally in 1970. On February 25, 1993 he was arrested and charged with armed robbery and was sentenced to six years in jail.
On completion of his term, Ali was released into immigration custody and later deported.
Raymond McCalmont, 36, of 61 Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown was deported from Canada on December 3 for threats and sexual assault.
He left Guyana legally on July 1, 1995. On May 16, 1998 he was arrested and charged with threats and sexual assault.
Police said he appeared in court and was sentenced to 15 months in jail. On completion, he was released into immigration custody and deported.
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