Tuesday 23 April, 2019

32 illegal immigrants, most Venezuelans, arrested in Penal

Police have arrested 32 illegal immigrants following a police exercise in Penal on Friday. 

According to reports, Insp Nemai, Sgt Gookool, Sgt Persad and Cpl Rajkumar led the team of officers from South Western and Immigration Division on the exercise, which was carried out between the hours of 2 pm and 9 pm.

Seven people were held at a house at Suchit Trace, Penal, while another 23 people were discovered at a bar in the area.

Of those arrested, 31 are nationals of Venezuela and one is a national of Guyana.

Nine people were given notices and allowed to leave, while the others are being held at different stations within the Division.

Three people were also arrested for gaming machine offences.

Investigations are ongoing. 

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