Guyana official: missionaries flouted law

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon at a post-Cabinet press briefing on Thursday said that the Mormons are not the only persons who have flouted immigration laws, by overstaying their time in Guyana. He recalled that similar issues had arisen in the past with Hindu and Muslim Missionaries.

Guyana's Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon Luncheon asserted that much idle speculations surrounded an action that is taken regularly in every country in the world, once immigration laws are breached. He maintained that "if you flout immigration laws, this course of action will be applied."

He added that the expulsion of the Mormons was a straight forward application of the laws of Guyana.

The church members, most of whom are Americans, were detained at the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department, Eve Leary, and were given 30 days to leave Guyana.

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