Haitian man lands on Grand Bahama with fraudulent resident permit…

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Freeport – A Haitian man was taken before the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on charges of illegal landing and possession of a fraudulent document.

#Frandy Alcenor, 40, appeared in Court One before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson where he pleaded guilty to landing illegally in the country and possession of a fraudulent resident permit.

#According to the particulars, on March 7, immigration officers on patrol in the Fortune Hills area asked Alcenor to produce proof of legal status in the Bahamas when he presented a fraudulent resident spousal permit, knowing the document to be false with the intent to deceive immigration officers.

#He claimed that he arrived in the Bahamas illegally by boat from Haiti after being deported and placed on the stop list in 2009.

#On the charge of illegal landing, Magistrate Ferguson ordered Alcenor to pay a $300 fine or serve one year in prison.

#On the charge of possession of a fraudulent document, he was ordered to pay $3,000 fine or serve two years in prison..

#Magistrate Ferguson also ordered that Alcenor be deported on payment of the fines or after serving his custodial sentence.