Chief immigration officer promises to deal with corrupt officers
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Monday March 5, 2012 – The fact that Antigua and Barbuda has increased levels of human trafficking is nothing new.
And the country’s chief immigration officer Lieutenant Colonel Ivor Walker is not surprised that a United Nations Development Programme report has pointed out that the levels of human trafficking were increasing.
He also confirmed that there were incidents of human trafficking involving immigration officers, but stressed that such occurrences were brought before the court.
Refusing to go into detail, Mr. Walker added that there were currently investigations into the misconduct of immigration officers.
However, he noted that the immigration department received training from the International Organisation for Migration, which assisted with showing officers how to recognize and address issues of trafficking.