Capture of Jamaican fugitive raises questions about Antigua’s border security
The capture of an alleged Jamaican fugitive in St. Lucia on Saturday has raised questions about border security in Antigua, where he was reportedly hiding for eighteen months.
The man, identified as 28 year old Rohan Godfrey Hill, is said to be a murder suspect.
He is believed to be a member of a notorious gang in Jamaica.
According to the Antigua Observer, he arrived in Antigua 18 months ago and was granted entry for six months.
At the time, he had already been flagged as a wanted man, but this was not detected in Antigua.
When his time ran out, Mr. Hill continued to work illegally at a construction site.
Last week, he and his girlfriend left Antigua on a LIAT flight to St. Lucia, and on arrival he was denied entry because his name was flagged in the security system.
He was sent back to Antigua, which deported him to Jamaica on Monday.
His arrest in St. Lucia has led to questions being asked about why Antigua’s border security systems did not detect him when he arrived or departed via V.C. Bird International Airport.