An Arima Justice of the Peace on Monday sentenced an property constable with the Airports Authority to 10 months of easy imprisonment after he pleaded responsible to aiding and abetting a Guyanese lady to elude examination by an immigration officer.
Collin Sydney was earlier than Justice of the Peace Avion Gill within the Third Court docket on the only cost of aiding and abetting Fathima Khan to elude examination by immigration.
In July final yr, Gill fined Khan $15,000 after she pleaded responsible to eluding examination.
It was the prosecution’s case that Khan disembarked from a Caribbean Airways flight from Guyana on January 14, 2020, and walked out of the terminal constructing with somebody’s help, evading immigration and bypassing Customs, and going straight to an awaiting automobile.
She was arrested by police on January 17, 2020, at a home in Carapichaima and her passport confirmed no arrival stamps to point out she had arrived in Trinidad and Tobago.
In sentencing her, Gill mentioned the courtroom needed to ship a “clear message” that it’s going to not tolerate the breaching of TT’s immigration legal guidelines.
Gill despatched an identical message on Monday when she sentenced Sydney as a deterrent for others who work on the airport.
It was the prosecution’s case that Sydney was on responsibility on the Piarco Worldwide Airport screening worldwide departing passengers when Khan arrived on the airport from Guyana. The 2 met within the in-transit hall and Sydney escorted Khan previous the immigration division checkpoint for arriving passengers with out her being examined.
It was the prosecution’s rivalry that in doing so, Sydney aided and abetted Khan to elude examination as required by part 18 of the Immigration Act and his motion was a breach of the border management protocols.
Khan and Sydney had been charged by Sgt Ajene Balewa.
For his responsible plea, Sydney acquired a one-third low cost of 5 months, taking his sentence from 15 months to 10.
He was represented by Shervon Noreiga whereas deputy Director of Public Prosecutions George Busby prosecuted Sydney.