More Cubans escape detention

A small group of Cuban migrants fled the Immigration Detention Centre in George Town Saturday night, according to immigration officials. 

By late Sunday, two of the men had been caught. Two others remained on the loose. 
The migrants were part of a group of 28 people that illegally landed in Cayman Brac last month. They were awaiting repatriation to Cuba in the detention centre on Grand Cayman when the escape occurred. 
The detention centre is a low-security holding facility and, generally, the Cuban migrants kept there are not thought to be dangerous. However, illegally landing in Cayman is a crime and the Immigration Department usually deals with such offenders through a repatriation agreement called a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Cuba more than a decade ago. 
One of the missing migrants was identified as 40-year-old Angel Manuel Ramos Quiala. He is 5’6″ and weights 210 lbs.
The second man is Yoandris Lahera Alvarez, 32, who is 5’11” and weighs 135 lbs. 
Anyone with information about the escapees is asked to call Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Gary Wong at 526-0433; Immigration Enforcement Inspector Joey Scott 526-0433; or Senior Immigration Officer Troy Thomas at 526-0488. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service can also be contacted in relation to the escaped migrants at 949-4222. 
Mr. Alvarez

Mr. Alvarez

Mr. Ramos Quiala

Mr. Ramos Quiala


  1. How hard can it possibly be to lock down a prisoner? Not looking to good for the hapless detention center.
    Great reflection on the lack of services here.

  2. Here we go again!!! As stated, the detention centre is a low-security facility … and Cuban migrants kept there are not thought to be dangerous. This is outrageous – perish the thought. Human nature what it is cannot not be trusted. Increase security and save the manpower and cost to hunt for these escapees and return them to the centre. These escapees may also seize the opportunity while they are on the lam to commit crimes. Who knows.

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