“Judge Chris McAliley of the Southern District of Florida [US] District Court terminated the detention against all four Jamaicans on the basis that there was in fact no evidence of a find of cocaine and that instead, it was merely gasoline which had been misidentified as such, and ordered that the men be sent to immigration to be sent home to Jamaica. As a result, there were no charges whatsoever laid against any of the four men,” Samuels told a virtual press briefing yesterday.
“These are Jamaicans who left Jamaica declaring their port of destination and armed with their passports, which were examined by Jamaican immigration. These passports were taken from them by the US Coast Guard. We now demand that, through our foreign ministry, the passports of these four Jamaicans be returned to them to facilitate their departure from the United States, back home, by way of an ordinary international flight,” Samuels said.