A 42-year-old native of Jamaica who was deported from the U.S. after a fraud conviction 12 years ago and who still faces six-year-old marijuana charges in Florida was arrested Sunday at the Peace Bridge by U.S. Customs and Border Protection field operation officers, the agency reported Monday. After a fingerprint check, Christopher Hagigal of Jamaica was charged.
Hagigal was on a commercial bus from Canada entering the U.S. and he had a Jamaican passport and a U.S. Green Card, both carrying the name Adrian Bandoo. He was taken off the bus and the finger print check confirmed his identity. He was deported in 2002 but is still facing marijuana criminal charges in Titusville, Fla., where he passed himself off in 2008 as a “D. Williams,” agents said.
Hagigal faces prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s office on charges ranging from misuse of a passport, fraud and making false statements and misuse of identification documents among other counts.