(Palm Beach Post)-Three people suspected of recently coming ashore illegally in Tequesta face criminal charges as federal agents say the men had been previously deported from the United States.
Dameian Jaciente Mundle and Michael Anthony Johnson, both citizens of Jamaica, and Sewdial Ramrup, of Guyana, all face a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation of a felon.
The three were part of what is believed to be a second wave of illegal migrants who came ashore August 29. The day before, nine Haitians were taken into custody after coming ashore near Palm Beach. Police found a dead teenage girl on the beach believed to be from the first group.
Around 1:50 a.m. August 29, county and federal authorities said they found possible illegal immigrants in the 1800 block of South Beach Road in Tequesta. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy, who originally spotted the group, said they came ashore by boat.
One was identified as Ramrup, according to a federal criminal complaint. Mundle and Johnson were then found about a half mile north of Jupiter Inlet.
Federal agents soon discovered the three had criminal pasts.
In March, Mundle had been deported from the U.S. and back to Jamaica. While in the United States in August 2011, he was convicted of possession of marijuana and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Ramrup was deported from the United States back to Guyana in September 2002. He admitted to being a citizen of Guyana, and to illegally coming ashore, according to a federal criminal complaint.
When border patrol agents found Johnson with wet clothing wearing only one sandal and hiding in bushes, they asked him where he was from. Johnson replied, “Just take me in man,” according to the complaint.
The agent again asked where the man was from and Johnson replied, “Man, I know the drill. Let’s stop this silly stuff. Just take me in,” agents reported.
Johnson had about $4,700 in U.S. currency along with a small amount of Bahamian paper currency.
He was ordered deported in January 1996 and was physically removed in April 1996 back to Jamaica. He came back to the U.S. and was removed again in 2003. In 2002 he was convicted of illegal re-entry after deportation and was sentenced to 36 months in prison.