Two escapees return to the IDC

Two of the de­tainees who es­caped from the Im­mi­gra­tion De­ten­tion Cen­tre (IDC) in Aripo yes­ter­day have re­turned to the fa­cil­i­ty.

The two men, who have not yet been iden­ti­fied, walked back in­to the fa­cil­i­ty ear­ly this morn­ing, po­lice sources told Guardian Me­dia.

At around 11 pm Wednes­day, of­fi­cers at the IDC were told by an­oth­er de­tainees that two of the es­capees were lost in a near­by forest­ed area.

A land­mark lo­ca­tion was giv­en and the two men, Venezue­lan na­tion­als were even­tu­al­ly re­turned to cus­tody.


Po­lice re­ports state that 11 Venezue­lans and one Grena­di­an na­tion­al es­caped from the fa­cil­i­ty be­tween 3 pm and 5 pm yes­ter­day dur­ing an air­ing ex­er­cise.

They es­caped af­ter cut­ting a hole on the fence on the east­ern perime­tre of the com­pound.

It was the third break out from the IDC for the year. In April, five men es­caped and two broke out of the fa­cil­i­ty in March.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that can lead to the re­cap­ture of the re­main­ing es­capees can con­tact the near­est po­lice sta­tion, 800-TIPS, or send a mes­sage via What­sApp at 482-GARY.