Anguillan hotelier Kirk Hughes has been deported from the British Virgin Islands after serving time at Her Majesty’s Prison for Immigration and financial-related crimes in the territory.
In a deportation order dated February 22, Hughes was described as “a person whose presence in the territory would be — in the opinion of the governor, acting after consultation with the Chief Immigration Officer — undesirable and not conducive to the public good”.
The order was issued by Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr while he was acting governor
According to Section 40 of the Immigration and Passport Ordinance, if a non-Belonger is convicted of an offence that is punishable with imprisonment of three months or more, the governor may make an order requiring the person to leave the territory.
The Anguillian businessman was fined $56,000 and sentenced to serve a little more than a year in prison back in October. He only served a fraction of that prison sentence.
Local law enforcers caught up to Hughes because he was named as an accomplice in smuggling six Hispanic migrants in the territory between August and September of last year.
Hughes was also caught with more than $45,000 spread across three rental properties on Tortola and inside his vehicle. He was subsequently arrested and charged with overstaying, failing to declare monies to Customs, and possession of proceeds of criminal conduct.
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