(Jamaica Observer) Kingston, Jamaica – The Ministry of National Security says that no protocols were violated in the handling of an incident at the Sangster International Airport on Friday, June 23, when a passenger was refused landing due to a torn passport page .
In a statement on Sunday, the ministry said it was approached with a query regarding an individual who was in Jamaica to attend the funeral of his grandmother and was refused landing due to a torn passport page.
“The minister, having not received any information about any negative behaviour by the traveller, exercised his legally empowered discretion and allowed him landing on humanitarian grounds,” the statement read.
The statement added that contrary to a report that the person was charged with a crime, the police have revealed that although the individual was taken to the police station, he was at no point charged with an offence.
“The official police report states that the traveller was Refused Leave to Land and placed in custody to await being returned to his country of origin on the next available flight,” the ministry said.