Jamaican arrested in US on drug and firearms charges

Shannon-Dale Reid

4 months ago

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The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested a 23-year-old Jamaican man on multiple criminal charges.

The charges include narcotics, firearms, and motor vehicular theft.

According to ICE the was originally authorized to enter the United States (US) under a temporary tourist visa for a limited time but remained beyond the terms of his visa.

It noted that In May 2019, the Jamaican was arrested by the Boston Police Department on charges of conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act, carrying a firearm with ammunition, narcotics possession with intent to distribute, carrying a firearm without a permit, possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card, and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number.

Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston Field Office Director Todd Lyons reportedly said the U.S. “immigration system is not meant to provide a pathway for those seeking to engage in criminal activity,” and that they will apprehend and seek to remove unlawful individuals to keep the public safe.

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