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Oct 18, 2019

Why Were Brazilians Allowed to Leave without Investigation?

Godwin Hulse

Thirty-nine-year-old Jose Hilberto Gallegos is behind bars for counterfeit U.S. dollars. The Mexican national was busted at the Phillip Goldson International Airport on October tenth with forty thousand, eight hundred dollars in counterfeit U.S. currency and appeared this week in court for arraignment before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford and was read three counts of possession of counterfeit currency.  According to police, Gallegos was in possession of four hundred and eight, fake one hundred dollar bills with varying serial numbers.  Gallegos who was represented by attorney Ronell Gonzalez was busted along with two Brazilian nationals. Those two persons, however, were returned home on a “refused leave to land” order. The media asked Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse about the difference in treatment.

 

Godwin Hulse, Minister of Immigration

“I can’t answer that. I don’t know and I won’t attempt an answer I don’t know. As you know the department is under the functional management of Mr. Williams. As the substantive minister I am briefed that this happened but I don’t have the details what happened more than the fact that they were called with this wad of money.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Would that be the normal procedure though?”

 

Godwin Hulse

“To a certain extent, yes as I understand.”


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