Saturday 28 November, 2020

33 Venezuelan nationals detained at Los Iros beach, Tobago

Thirty-three Venezuelan nationals were detained by officers during anti-crime exercises in Erin and Tobago on Wednesday.

In the Erin district, officers of the South-Western Task Force received information that took them to Ayres Road, Los Iros beach, where they saw several people disembarking a vessel.

A search was conducted in a bushy area and a total of 15 Venezuelans were detained.

They were taken to the Siparia Health facility where they were medically examined.

The migrants were later taken to the Chaguaramas Heliport for a 14-day quarantine period.

Similarly in Tobago, officers of Crown Point Police Station, the Criminal Investigation Department, and the Immigration Department proceeded to guest houses at Gaskin Bay Road, Bon Accord and at Alfred Crescent Bon Accord, where 18 illegal Venezuelans were detained.

They are at the Crown Point Police Station awaiting to be processed by the Immigration department.

The Tobago exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Sterling Roberts, spearheaded by Insp. Campbell, and supervised by W/SGT Sterling.

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