Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Police probing Los Iros sex camp reports

Several investigations are underway into recent reports that Venezuelan women are being held in South Trinidad for the purposes of human trafficking.

According to a report in a daily newspaper, five Venezuelan women were being held at a camp in Los Iros as sex slaves and despite reports made by residents, police have allegedly taken no action. 

National Security Minister Stuart Young in response to a question in the Senate posed by Opposition Senator Wade Mark on what action had been taken by the authorities to verify the reports said several agencies are looking into the matter. 

"There are ongoing multiagency investigations taking place with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service's (TTPS) Counter Trafficking Unit and Immigration and I don’t want to say anything more about these investigations that are currently taking place."

Pressed further by Mark, Young said he would not be drawn into providing premature information on the investigations.

"We will await, certainly on this side and every responsible citizen in Trinidad and Tobago, will await the outcome of these investigations and I will not prejudice them."

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