West Palm Beach, Fla. - On June 30, Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the West Palm Beach Station, along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents assigned to the Resident Agent-in-Charge office in Fort Pierce, arrested a Bahamian national for smuggling two Jamaican criminal aliens in a vessel from the Bahamas into Jupiter Island, Fla.
On October 26, the Bahamian smuggler, Jerome Prince Williams, was convicted of violating Title 8 USC 1324 - Alien Smuggling and sentenced to 36 months incarceration.
Smuggled Jamaican criminal alien Leroy Samuel Bernard was convicted of violating Title 8 USC Section 1326 - Illegal Reentry after Deportation of an Aggravated Felon and sentenced to 35 months incarceration. The second smuggled Jamaican criminal alien, Lloyd Fenton Thompson, was also convicted of violating Title 8 USC Section 1326 - Illegal Reentry after Deportation of an Aggravated Felon and sentenced to 18 months incarceration.
CBP U.S. Border Patrol and ICE-HSI prosecuted the case through the U.S. Attorney's Office in West Palm Beach, Southern District of Florida.
The Miami Sector Border Patrol is committed to ensuring America's communities are safe, and that dangerous individuals are prevented from entering the United States.
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