Immigration Detention Centre

10 escapees still on the run

Ten of the 12 detainees who escaped from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) last Wednesday, are still at large.

IDC sources told Guardian Media that they were working closely with law enforcement officials to try and recapture the men who escaped by cutting two chain link fences during the airing period on Wednesday evening.

Two of the escapees — Venezuelan nationals, Charlie Perez Jose and Claudio Flores, were found wandering in a forested area and escorted back into the facility close to midnight last Wednesday.

One Chinese, 4 Venezuelans escape from Immigration Detention Centre

Police and other arms of security are searching for five detainees who escaped from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) on Monday night.

Around 5 am today, checks were being made by officers at the IDC, when it was discovered that the five men were missing.

The men were last seen around 10 pm on Monday March 1st 2019, after the last cell visit by officers.

The escapees are Canyiing Yang, a Chinese national, Jose Leon Romero, Roni Jose Torres, Cezar Alejandre Moreno Cedeno and Miguel Fidel Ovid who are Venezuelan nationals.

Inmates cry human rights violations at IDC

Com­plaints of a lack of med­ical care, a vi­o­la­tion of hu­man rights and be­ing ig­nored by Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials are com­mon at the Im­mi­gra­tion De­ten­tion Cen­tre (IDC) in Aripo.

The cen­tre, which was opened in 2009 as a place to house de­por­tees for “30 days” while arrange­ments are made for their de­por­ta­tion, has turned in­to a home for many mi­grants over the last few years.

Men and women from cri­sis-rid­dled Venezuela cur­rent­ly make up the bulk of the cen­tre’s de­tainees but there are al­so peo­ple from as far as Nige­ria and In­dia.

Immigration escapee recaptured

One of the five detainees who escaped from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), Wallerfield on Thursday 20th December, 2018, has been recaptured.

Ryan Badal, 23, a Guyanese national, was detained by officers of the Gasparillo Police Station while they were conducting a mobile patrol along the Bonne Aventure Main Road, Gasparillo around 3:50 am on Sunday.

Officers had cause to stop and arrest the escapee after observing him standing on the side of the roadway acting suspiciously.

He was taken to the Gasparillo Police Station and the IDC contacted.

Immigration Centre detainees escaped during function

The five detainees who escaped from the Immigration Detention Centre in Arima may have snuck out during an event there yesterday afternoon.
CNC3 News spoke to a Senior Official at the IDC who said officers did not discover that the five men were missing until hours later.
During a routine head count around eleven last evening, officers realised five of the 107 detainees could not be found.
Three of the escapees have been identified as Venezuelan nationals Rodney Noel Mendoza, Luis Sifontes, and Jose Yanez.

Police use force to end standoff at Immigration Detention Centre

Riot police were called to the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Aripo yesterday after a “normal” demonstration by frustrated Nigerian detainees turned into a hostage-like situation.

Immigration and police officers on duty around 3.30 pm had to send out an “SOS” call to their colleagues after the group of detainees crowded the south and north corridors of the centre in protest over what they called their “unlawful detention” and inhumane conditions.