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Men arrested

Published:Thursday | January 29, 2015 | 1:00 AMRichard Morais

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:

THE TWO men who were reported missing after alighting from a cruise ship which docked in Falmouth on January 12 and who turned up at the pier on Monday to re-embark will remain in Jamaica for a little longer, courtesy of the State this time.

The men were arrested at the pier when they turned up to board a ship to return to their homeland at Weeping Willow in Maryland, United States. They were arrested for breaches of the Immigration Act.

Social-media posts

Although reported missing, the men posted information about themselves on social media, probably to allay the fears of relatives and friends that they were in danger.

The police became aware of their posts and, although the information gleaned was not specific as to their whereabouts in the island, their posts provided valuable information.

The men are currently at the new state-of-the-art Falmouth Police Station, which some visitors to the town have mistaken for a resort.

Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson said he is pleased with the outcome. He said his town has been vindicated and will continue to be one of the best cruise-ship destinations in the world.

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