Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Police seize white cheese, ground provisions smuggled from Venezuela

Photo via Facebook, Clarence Rambharat.

Photo via Facebook, Clarence Rambharat.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the discovery and seizure of produce and birds brought in by illegal means from Venezuela.

Police officers attached to Mayaro CID intercepted three vehicles at Cedar Grove, Mayaro, at 10.30 am on Saturday.

The vehicles were searched and birds and other items were discovered.

Photo via Facebook, Clarence Rambharat.

The officers found four buckets of white cheese kept in unsanitary conditions, around 200 poorly kept picoplat, along with several crocus bags of ground provision.

Photo via Facebook, Clarence Rambharat.

Three men from Mayaro, Rio Claro and Navet were arrested in connection with the find.

A party of Game Wardens are assisting in enquiries. Customs officers will also assist in the investigation.

Charges are expected to be laid against the three shortly.

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