Sunday 9 December, 2018

TTPS arrests more Venezuelans for illegal entry in Grand Riviere

Seven Venezuelan nationals have been arrested following separate exercises in the Grand Riviere area on Wednesday.

During the first exercise, a party of officers attached to the Matelot Police Station observed a fishing vessel with five persons, who appeared to be foreigners, attempting to come ashore.

The officers were able to apprehend two men, while the remaining three escaped.

The two men were unable to provide proper documents and were subsequently handed over to the Immigration Division. A separate exercise was conducted around 4:30 pm and resulted in an additional five Venezuelans being arrested while attempting to come ashore.

They were taken to the Matelot Police Station to be handed over to Immigration officers.

The Air Support Unit and Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard have since been contacted.

Enquiries are ongoing.

 

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