Police enforcing curfew regulations arrested two Haitian nationals who had no legal status in the country.
Officers stopped the car that Oram Cimeus and Julie Louismeme were traveling in at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.
They both pleaded guilty to violating the curfew that requires residents to remain inside between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. at their arraignment before Senior Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis.
Speaking through a Haitian-Creole interpreter, Cimeus said that he was headed to his home in Stapledon Gardens and that Louismeme was going to spend the night.
Rolle-Davis fined them each $500 for the curfew breach.
Although they paid the fines, they were not released.
Rolle-Davis ordered the pair detained by the Department of Immigration.
An immigration officer who attended the hearing said that Cimeus had entered the country legally in 2019. However, the department had denied an extension.
As for Louismeme, immigration officials had no record of her entry.
She confirmed that she entered the country illegally on a Haitian sloop.