Caribbean nationals among 113 arrested in U.S.

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has arrested a number of Caribbean nationals among 113 people during an operation that formed part of the agency’s ongoing public safety and national security efforts.

ICE said that the June 5-9 operation was supported by the US Customs and Border Protection’s New Jersey Field Office, the New Jersey State Parole Office, and ICE Homeland Security Investigations.

“All of the targets in this operation were criminal in nature,” ICE said, disclosing that 93 per cent of those that were arrested were convicted criminals, and 87 per cent of them had prior felony convictions.

The individuals arrested were nationals of Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago as well as Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Iraq, Ireland, Jordan, Korea, Latvia, Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, and Uruguay.

ICE said those arrested range from age 18 to 74 and all were previously convicted of a variety of offenses.

Some of the convictions included sexual assault on a minor, child abuse, possession of narcotics, distribution of narcotics, robbery, trespassing, damage to property, driving under the influence (DUI), crimes against person, fraud, sex offense against a child/fondling, threaten to kill, sexual exploitation of a minor, domestic violence, battery, theft of US government property, possession of a weapon, illegal use of credit cards, burglary, larceny, aggravated assault and illegal re-entry.

Last year 2016, ICE said it conducted 240,255 removals nationwide and that over 90 per cent of individuals removed from the interior of the United States had previously been convicted of a criminal offense.

21 Responses to Caribbean nationals among 113 arrested in U.S.

  1. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks June 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Thank heavens, no bajans ain’t in there.

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  2. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks June 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Thank heavens, no bajans ain’t in there.

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  3. Erskine Hoyte
    Erskine Hoyte June 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Thee will be bajans getting sent back here soon. Wait for it. They will then become a burden on our society furthermore.

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    • Sharon Ellis
      Sharon Ellis June 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Stupseeeeeee thank God there were none , you bajans too like to wish bad on ya own!!!!

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  4. Erskine Hoyte
    Erskine Hoyte June 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Thee will be bajans getting sent back here soon. Wait for it. They will then become a burden on our society furthermore.

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    • Sharon Ellis
      Sharon Ellis June 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Stupseeeeeee thank God there were none , you bajans too like to wish bad on ya own!!!!

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  5. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor June 10, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Criminals who perfected the skills to mess up the Caribbean send them to Gilligan Island mark them Lord have mercy

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  6. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor June 10, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Criminals who perfected the skills to mess up the Caribbean send them to Gilligan Island mark them Lord have mercy

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  7. Parts June 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I think all those that are returned should be processed and be know by the police force.

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  8. Philip Irie Clement
    Philip Irie Clement June 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Proud to see my fellow Barbadians have kept some sense of civility … Keep our flag flying high with pride.. Well done.

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  9. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen June 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Bajan so smart ,when baj see ICE coming baj does talk Yankee and tell ICE “look some illegals now gone around the corner.

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  10. Romena Bruce
    Romena Bruce June 10, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Regina Caesar

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  11. Alex Alleyne June 10, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    When you hear most people from the Caribbean who live up North and in England, they always say “man I done wid down dey, I hey now”. After a while and they turn to crime for quick money and not obeying the laws of the Counter, then end up being caught, taken before judge and angry jury, end up being deported with only clothes on they back and a “Georgie-bundle” back to the Caribbean to give more trouble.

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  12. Desire Waithe
    Desire Waithe June 10, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Erskine Hoyte you had to be high or drunk went you comment under this post cause one human being cannot be so negative and wishing bad on bajan ppl to be send back smh love is the answer

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  13. sunshinecanada June 11, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Loll guess u is bajan, say Amen,

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  14. beachchairsfittsvillage June 11, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I hope we can do the same n send back them criminals too…I’ll wait

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  15. jrsmith June 11, 2017 at 10:36 am

    If you enter a country illegally , you get away with it good luck but then , you become a criminal committing varying acts of crimes so who can be blame but yourself …………….. You all think that bajans are saints , not really bajans behave the same as all the others until they get caught………………………….

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  16. Tonymalla June 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Why is this news? This has been done for years . Don’t be the other newspapers.

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  17. louis walker June 12, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Glad to see there are no Bajans on the list .Government must stand firm against any attempt by the U S A to illegally dump every country’s scum on our island:heaven forbid;there is aready too much lawlessness and murder in our once beautiful island.
    Bajans you are not saints,but you are perceived to be law-abiding courteus and friendly by those visitors who return time and again.
    However,this does not hold true for the mostly young barbadians:I say “mostly young”because many of the miscreants are somewhat advanced in age and should be ashamed of the example they are setting the younger generation. As these desperate men move in ever decreasing circles their acts of violence know no bounds
    It is time the Government stop their pussy-footing, and meet this challenge to law and order in Barbados.

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