750 Guyanese deported last year

The police yesterday said that 750 Guyanese were deported from various countries last year.
Delivering statistics on a variety of areas, the police said that during 2012, a total of 750 Guyanese were deported from the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Trinidad, Barbados, French Guiana, Suriname, St Maarten, Curacao, France, Antigua, Jamaica, Holland, Costa Rica, and Spain.

A release from the police said that the deportees were mainly from the USA (158), Canada (112), Trinidad (128), Barbados (82), and Suriname (234). The major reasons were for drug-related and other criminal offences, illegal entry, overstaying time, and denial of refugee status, the release added.

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