Chilean police prevented U.S. boxer Mike Tyson from entering the country citing non-compliance with immigration laws and were putting him on a flight home, the Investigative Police (PDI) said on Thursday.
Tyson was heading to Chile to take part in a promotional event for a local TV channel but was not permitted to enter the South American country. Instead, he was sent back to the U.S., Chilean according to officials.
The country’s equivalent of the FBI said Thursday that Tyson doesn’t meet requirements for entry, apparently due to his criminal background.
The Chilean Police of Investigations also tweeted Interpol agents would escort him onto a flight back to the U.S.
Tyson served three years of a six-year sentence in the 1990s for raping a teenage beauty-pageant contestant. He also has been convicted of assault and cocaine possession.
Back in 2013, he was forced to toss promotional appearances in London because the convictions kept him from entering Britain.
It’s unclear when he will be able to gain access to these specific places.