“I wish to state that all arms of our law enforcement that deal with returning deportees have been notified and are prepared to receive Mr Sankat, in the usual course of a returning national who has been deported…”
Minister of National Security, Stuart Young, issued the following press statement on the impending deportation of 22-year-old Nishal Sankat, the son of former UWI principal professor Clement Sankat.
Sankat (N) attempted to steal an American Airlines jet last month at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport and pleaded guilty to burglary to a conveyance, which is a third-degree felony.
Prosecutors dropped charges of trespassing and grand theft, while he was placed on a US “no-fly” list and barred from returning to the United States. He was ordered to pay $909 to cover the cost of the Melbourne Airport Police Department investigation.
As Minister of National Security, I was contacted by US authorities yesterday, Monday 1 October 2018, and was informed that Mr Nishal Sankat is to be deported back to Trinidad and Tobago from the United States of America on Wednesday 3 October 2018.
I wish to state that all arms of our law enforcement that deal with returning deportees have been notified and are prepared to receive Mr Sankat, in the usual course of a returning national who has been deported.
The Ministry of National Security is in contact with US authorities to obtain as much information pertaining to Mr Sankat as possible.
It is our understanding that Mr Sankat made a deal via plea bargaining with the US authorities, which included his self-agreed deportation to Trinidad and Tobago.
Our law enforcement authorities, including the Immigration Division and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, are on standby to receive Mr Sankat.