Jamaican found with fake passport at CJIA jailed

first_imgA Jamaican was on Wednesday jailed for eight months by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he admitted to presenting a fake passport last month at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Ricardo Brown, 36, admitted that on April 23, 2018, he uttered to Kevin Grant, an Immigration Officer, a forged Guyana passport purporting that same was issued by the Central Immigration and Passport Office knowing same to be false.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, Brown boarded a COPA Airlines flight and handed over the passport in the name of Jermaine Samuels.However, when the passport was scanned and compared in the boarder management system, it was revealed that it belonged to Ashana King and was reported stolen. Further examination showed that the said passport was tampered with. As such, Brown was arrested and charged with the offence. The Chief Magistrate also fined the Jamaican $100,000. After serving his time and paying his fine, he will be escorted to the nearest airport and deported.last_img read more