Police Officer, Paul Agenor, who has been suspected of harboring illegal Haitian Nationals has been given bail, according to a report from the authorities.
The following is the full statement on the incident from the Ministry of Immigration and Border Services:
Following an intelligence-led and multi-agency operation to a private residence on Providenciales in the early hours of Saturday 31st December, serving Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Special Constable, Paul Agenor, was arrested by officers from the Immigration Taskforce on suspicion of Harboring, an offence under the Immigration Ordinance.
Four Haitian nationals encountered at the property were also arrested on suspicion of illegally entering the Turks and Caicos Islands.
On Monday 2nd January 2023, Paul Edouard Agenor, aged 41, was charged by the Immigration Department with the offence of Harboring. Mr. Agenor appeared at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday (January 3rd) where he was granted bail to appear at a further hearing.
The four Haitian males encountered at the property – Joseph Agenor aged 65, Sonlove Agenord aged 25, Ismaelle Desavine aged 29 and Sanley Onorab aged 22 – have all been charged with illegal entry into the Turks and Caicos Islands and remain in custody pending their imminent appearance at the Magistrate’s Court.
The Immigration Department is grateful for the cooperation of members of the public and persons with information regarding immigration offences are encouraged to report it anonymously via Crimestoppers, by calling 1-800-8477.