Saturday 29 February, 2020

12 Venezuelans allegedly caught working illegally

Twelve Venezuelan men were expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate on Thursday after they were held on suspicion of being in this country illegally.

The men were said to have been held in a garage along Quash Trace, Sangre Grande, on Sunday afternoon.

They have been in custody since, as officials were questioning the men with the aid of a translator. 

According to police reports at about 2:00 pm that day, a team of officers from the Eastern Division, under the supervision of Inspector Lutchman and Sgt Maraj, made their way to the garage after receiving confidential information.

Upon their arrival, the lawmen met 12 men who could not speak English.

The men were detained under suspicion that they were in this country illegally.

The men, said to be between the ages of 21 and 44, were said to have been at the garage to help the business owner “clean the workplace” after he received letters from the Ministry of Health advising him of infractions.

More on this as it becomes available

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