(St. Lucia News Online) — Police on Monday confirmed that the man who was arrested on suspicion of entering St. Lucia illegally is a Jamaican national and he has been formally charged for the offence.
The perpetrator has been identified as Granville Blake, 43.
Blake was charged on Sunday for entering the island at an unauthorised port of entry and disembarking without the consent of an immigration officer.
The Jamaican was placed in a COVID-19 quarantine facility in Gros Islet after he was arrested on suspicion of entering St. Lucia illegally, Deputy Police Commissioner Milton Desir had told a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
The man entered St. Lucia four days prior to his arrest on Oct. 19, 2020 in Gros Islet after police acted on information that he gained entry illegally, police said.
A bail hearing for Blake was scheduled on Monday.