Jamaican immigrant votes with his feet for Costa Rica

Police in San Pedro encountered a Jamaican deported in September after he lived three years here illegally. Not only was the man still an illegal immigrant, Fuerza Public officers said he was carrying a .40-caliber pistol.

They identified the man as William Ann Marie, who, police said, told them that he returned to Costa Rica via the Panamá land route because of unrest in his own country. He said that when he arrived, a friend sold him the pistol for self-protection, police said.

Police stopped the man at the Fuente de Hispanidad in front of Mall San Pedro.They said they found two pouches of marijuana and ecstasy tablets.

Immigration records showed that the man reentered the country in November, police said.

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