By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Commissioner of Police (ag) Seelall Persaud says the over two dozen deportees who were recently sent home on a special chartered flight by the United States (US) Government will be monitored if the need arises.
He told Reporters on Thursday, February 05 that the monitoring will be based on the seriousness of the crimes the deportees committed in the US.
“There is an assessment going on now on the need to monitor and if the need arises we will apply for monitoring orders, apart from this police will do their normal intelligence network,” the Police Commissioner said.
Asked whether the Force has engaged any Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to help reintegrate the persons back into society, he explained, “there is nothing in place as far as I know. There used to be a few years ago when the International Organization for Migration was active, but I am not aware of anything happening right now so they are pretty much like they were before; on their own hoping to get help from relatives and community leaders.”
The Guyana Police Force continues to spread its social change community projects countrywide and the Commissioner is hopeful that the deportees can utilize these projects as a reintegration method.
“So if they live in those communities they will be engaged, outside of that they can come and ask for specific information or help that we can provide.”
The Head of the Police Force says he will be made aware soon of the crimes the deportees have committed.
“I have asked for a report and I will get that after they conduct their analysis and know who they need to be monitored and what approach we will take.”
The United States government delivered the 26 Guyanese deportees on a special chartered flight which landed at the Cheddi Jagan Airport on Monday, February 02.
The deportees were welcomed back to the land of their birth by heavily armed members of the Tactical Services Unit of the Guyana Police Force.