Trinidad stops members of Jewish sect from Canada



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Immigration officers in Trinidad say they have prevented members of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group from Canada from flying to Guatemala.

Trinidad's security ministry said Wednesday that members of Quebec's Lev Tahor sect arrived in the Caribbean country aboard a Monday flight from Toronto. They wanted to transit to Guatemala.

In Canada, the sect is fighting a child removal case involving 13 youngsters. It's not clear if the people stopped in Trinidad are involved in the custody case or if there are any children among them.

Immigration officers will say only that they found "inconsistencies" in the travelers' responses. Officials decided the group should be sent back to Toronto due to a Canadian investigation.

The Lev Tahor members have hired a Trinidad lawyer to try to overturn the decision.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast