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February 7, 2014
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Deportee busted - Jamaican nabbed re-entering the US

A Jamaica man who was deported from the United States after a fraud conviction 12 years ago was arrested at Peace Bridge on Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection field operation officers after a fingerprint check.

Buffalo News reported that 42-year-old Christopher Hagigal, who still faces six-year-old marijuana charges in Titusville, Florida, where he passed himself off in 2008 as a 'D Williams', was on a commercial bus from Canada entering the US. He had in his possession a Jamaican passport and a US Green Card, both carrying the name Adrian Bandoo.

The report said he was taken off the bus and a fingerprint check confirmed his identity.

Hagigal faces prosecution by the US Attorney's office on charges ranging from misuse of a passport, fraud and making false statements and misuse of identification documents, among other charges.

The Peace Bridge is an international bridge between Canada and the US at the east end of Lake Erie about 20 kilometres upriver of Niagara Falls.

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