Jamaica: 10 Cubans on illegal entry charge remanded

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Ten Cuban men who were charged with illegal entry after showing up at a hotel in Trelawny on Saturday, were remanded in custody when they appeared in the Trelawny Parish Court on Thursday.

Parish Court Judge Paula Archer Hall ordered the Cubans, through an interpreter, to return to court on Friday morning.

The men requested assistance from the court to provide legal representation.

Reports are that the Cubans were discovered around 2:00 am on the Excellence Resort property.

The court heard that the men were headed for Florida in a boat which drifted into the Jamaican waters during turbulent weather.

After the Cubans were spotted at the hotel, the police were alerted. Upon their arrival at the hotel the cops took the men to the Falmouth Police Station.

They were later taken to the Falmouth Public General Hospital before being taken into custody.

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