Police officer released after human trafficking enquiry
A police officer who was questioned after being found with two Venezuelan nationals was released, police officials said.
According to an updated statement issued Saturday by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the officer was allowed to leave as enquiries did not unearth the commission of any offence.
Police officers of the South Western Division were on patrol around 11:00 pm, on Friday October 5 when, based on information received, they intercepted a motor vehicle driven by a police officer and two Venezuelan nationals as its other occupants in the Los Iros district.
As a result, they were taken to the Erin Police Station for questioning.
Immigration officials were contacted and the Venezuelans were interviewed, where it was revealed that one overstayed her time and the other entered the country illegally.
Detention notices were issued to them.
The police officer was questioned in relation to the alleged offence of smuggling and human trafficking, by officers of the Counter Trafficking Unit, but was later released.
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