Tuesday 22 October, 2019

142 Venezuelans locked up in T&T as of June 2019

Just under 150 Venezuelan nationals have been incarcerated in Trinidad and Tobago for June 2019.

That's according to National Security Minister Stuart Young, during the Senate on Tuesday, as he was asked by Senator Taharoa Obika about the number of citizens from the Bolivarian Republic that are locked up in Trinidad.

The Minister said on April 15th, the number of Venezuelans in prisons stood at 155. That number represented 117 males and 38 females. 

Two months later, the figure saw a slight decline.

"As at the 25th of June 2019, though, a reduced figure of 142 Venezuelans was recorded - 117 males and 25 females -and this figure is out of a total of 3950 people in total incarcerated at our nation's prisons"

The offences the perpetrators committed was not outlined.

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