Venezuelan businessmen charged for forging Guyanese visa


venezuelan 1[] – Two Venezuelans were charged on Wednesday (October 17) with the offence of forgery. Twenty – seven – year – old businessman Samir Eduardo Garcia Salazar and 52 – year – old Jamie Enrique Meneses both pleaded not guilty to the charge before Magistrate Judy Latchman.

According to the allegation between February 17 and March 21, 2012 in Georgetown both men with the intention to defraud conspired with person or persons unknown and forged two business visa purporting to show that the Visa was issued by the Central Immigration and Passport Office. Attorney – at – law Peter Hugh represented both accused and while making an application for bail told the court that the men came to Guyana to conduct business for Agricultural purposes and do not have a fixed place of abode in Guyana but will be accommodated at a friend’s home in Kitty pending the termination of the matter.

In addition, the Attorney noted that his clients were invited to Guyana by Andre Poonai – a businessman who does rice farming.

Police prosecutor Vishnu Hunt told the court that the two Venezuelans have no criminal records in or out of Guyana and as a result he had no objections to bail.
The Magistrate placed both men on $100,000 bail each and they are to return to court on October Venezuelan 231. [Royan Abrams]




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