Jose Fernandes jailed for sneaking into Canada

A 52-year-old Portuguese man who tried on multiple occasions to get into Canada illegally, has been sentenced to a little over a year in jail.

A Portuguese man who has repeatedly tried to enter Canada illegally, has been sentenced to a total of 442 days in jail.

José Fernandes, 52, used a fake passport when he came to St. John's on a cruise ship in September.

In provincial court on Friday, he pleaded guilty to unlawfully using a document to enter or remain in Canada, and using a forged passport.

He had been deported before after previous attempts to enter the country illegally.

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