Eight Venezuelan nationals were due to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate on Thursday after they were caught during a roadblock and were revealed to be in the country illegally.
According to police reports, a team of officers from the Rio Claro CID led by Cpl Mohammed were conducting routine road block exercises on Thursday morning in the vicinity of Libertyville, when they had cause to stop a maxi-taxi.
The vehicle was searched and the eight men, all said to be in their 30’s were questioned.
Police soon learned that the eight men were in the country illegally, as they had passed their stay on their passports, and as such Immigration officials were contacted.
The eight men were charged and were due to appear in court Thursday.
More on this as it becomes available.
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