Last updateFri, 09 May 2014 2pm

More foreigners refused entry at Puerto Vallarta Airport

During the Easter vacation, Immigration officials at the Puerto Vallarta Airport denied entry to four foreign citizens with criminal records in their home country for sex-related offenses, Jalisco Government Secretary Arturo Zamora said this week.

Zamora said the men were aged between 33 and 55 but did not reveal their nationalities or identities. All were flown back to their home countries by the airlines in which they arrived.

Zamora said the visitors were identified before they entered Mexico thanks to an interchange of such information between nations.

At the end of March Zamora announced that during the previous nine months 38 foreigners convicted in their home countries of sexual crimes against minors had been refused entry into Mexico by immigration staff working at the Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta airports.

The program is known as “Angel Guardian” and allows Mexican Immigration officials to identify people entering the country with previous criminal convictions.