8 foreign nationals detained in Laventille
Eight foreign nationals were arrested on Tuesday morning during a police exercise in Laventille.
The eight, which included two women, were said to have been held at two houses in the district.
The exercise was conducted between 2 am and 8 am yesterday, and included officers of the TT Defence Force, the Port of Spain (PoS) CID, the PoS Task Force, the Guard and Emergency Branch, the Canine Unit, the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, and the Inter-Agency Task Force.
It was spearheaded by Snr Sup Ajith Persad, and ASP Parriman.
During these searches, these eight persons were unable to provide officers with valid passports or permits.
Seven of the individuals were said to be from Cuba, while the eighth individual was said to be from Guyana.
As a result, officials from the immigration department were notified, and the eight were handed over.
They are expected to be questioned, following which they will be taken before a Port of Spain Magistrate.
More on this as it becomes available.
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