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March 19, 2014
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Unconfirmed news reaching THE STAR is that reputed gang leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang, Tesha Miller, may be seeking asylum in the United States.

Last year, it was reported that Miller was detained after he arrived in Miami, Florida, by boat en route from The Bahamas.

Miller was reportedly arrested by immigration authorities for re-entry to the country without proper documentation.

Inspector Dahlia Garrick from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) said that the police are aware of Miller's arrest but they couldn't confirm if he was seeking asylum in the United States.

State benefit

"He was picked up in the US last year and he is facing charges there. So we can confirm that he was arrested in September of last year in the Coral Springs area of Florida and is facing federal charges for re-entry after deportation and making false claims to US citizenship in order to obtain State benefit," Inspector Garrick said.

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels, who has represented Miller in the past, says he has heard the rumour, but is no longer representing the reputed gang leader.

"I heard of it but he is not my client so I am not in a position to confirm or deny that report," Samuels told THE STAR on Monday.

Last year, it was reported that Miller had filed a suit in the Supreme Court seeking damages against the Government for his arrest and incarceration for gun offences.

He was freed by the Court of Appeal in March 2012.

Miller was sentenced in April 2011 to 15 years in prison for robbery with aggravation and seven years for illegal possession of firearm.

He was also convicted of robbing a man of his motor car in December 2010 in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

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