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New Book raises Alien Smuggling and other issues – 26th Jun 2013

thomas-carroll-affair-a-journey-through-the-cottage-industry-of-illegal-immigrationEven as a new book is hitting the bookshelves in parts of the US and Guyana on the Thomas Carroll Visa racket of over a decade ago, there are reports that investigations are ongoing with regard to another racket involving Guyanese.

Federal agents have been in and out of Guyana over the last year, looking into possible links between some local operators and at least one foreigner with regard to an investigation with possible connections to Pakistan.

The agents focused too on local operators who may have been conducting alien smuggling operations through third party countries involving clients coming in from Asian countries in particular. No charges have been brought so far in these investigations.

The new book, The Thomas Carroll Affair deals with an alien smuggling operation that occurred in Guyana over 13 years ago. The Author an American adjunct professor David Casavis traces the origin of the racket from Taiwan to Guyana and into the United States. Casavis revives alien smuggling concerns and raises issues of some of the main players at the time.

One of the players, Patrick Mentore, is part of a program being administered by the Ministry of Home Affairs. There are calls now for his removal from that post.

Carroll’s arrest also highlighted the use of the “death squads” in Guyana and according to Casavis’ book Carroll planned to spread his visa fraud operation to more American Embassies. In nine months he had amassed eight to twelve million US dollars, selling visas and flooding America with drug runners, thieves and rapists. He even had a branch of the Guyanese Police – specialists in extrajudicial murder – in his pocket, according to the book.

The book is available on line at

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