Monday 17 June, 2019

17 more Venezuelans held in South Trinidad

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Just days before the Venezuelan registration policy comes into effect, 17 more people were held on Friday night in South Trinidad.

Seven women, police said, were among the 17 Venezuelan nationals who were held in various points throughout the Los Iros and Erin districts. 

They were all said to have been taken to the San Fernando Police Station where they were questioned.

Immigration officials were notified and the 17 were expected to be handed over to officials who will then make decisions, on whether the they will remain in custody or will be released, as the registration process is pending.

On Wednesday, over 90 Venezuelan nationals were held in forested areas in South Trinidad. 

More on this as it becomes available.

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