Through an interpreter, each of them pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on November 15 at Charity, Essequibo, they departed Guyana without presenting themselves to an immigration officer.
Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones told the Court that they entered Guyana legally via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, East Bank Demerara and some of them were granted two weeks stay in Guyana, while others were granted three weeks.
The Court heard that they departed Guyana from Charity and were arrested in Venezuela for not being in possession of a Venezuela visa. However, they were deported back to Guyana.
Bail was refused for the unrepresented men and the matter stands adjourned to December 11 for report.