Mike Tyson Denied Entry Into Chile

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Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson was turned away on arrival at the Santiago de Chile airport and is to be deported to the US in a future flight/PDI

Former US boxer Mike Tyson was denied entry into Chile after he had landed at an airport in Santiago de Chile and is set to be deported to the US in a future flight, the Chilean authorities said Thursday, accusing him of not being consistent with migratory laws.

The Aliens Act allows the Chilean Police Investigation Service (PDI) to prohibit the entry into the country of any alien with a criminal record and/or convictions in his or her country of origin, said the PDI, questioned about the reasons for the denial of entry to the former world champion, who was going to Chile for the first time for a TV show and various advertising activities.

“To be convicted or under investigation for any offense authorizes the Chilean Police Investigation Service (PDI) to prohibit entry into Chile and it is in this context that Mr. Tyson, condemned several times, was banned from entering the country, “said Natalia Alvadaro, a PDI official, to reporters. The Aliens Act “allows the PDI to prohibit the entry into the country of any alien with a criminal record and/or convictions in his or her country of origin,” said the PDI earlier.

The PDI had earlier posted a photo of the former heavyweight on Twitter, flanked by two policemen at the airport.

The 51-year-old American, who has been charged several times in the US, has spent three years in jail for raping Desiree Washington in 1992.