Thursday 26 November, 2020

22 Venezuelan nationals detained in El Socorro

Twenty-two Venezuelan nationals were detained for illegal entry into the country during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the El Socorro area on Friday.

During the exercise, several warrants were executed and houses searched, which resulted in the arrest of 22 Venezuelan nationals who had no valid IDs or permits to reside in Trinidad and Tobago.

The 22 detained people were then taken to the El Socorro Health Centre, where they were medically examined.

They were later conveyed to the San Juan and Morvant Police stations.

Personnel of the Immigration Division were informed of the arrest.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr Supt Maharaj, W/Supt Maynard-Wilson, Supt Alexander and ASP Pariman, coordinated by Ag/Sgt Martin, and Sgt Bharath, supervised by Ag/Cpl Duncan and Ag/ Cpl Majeed, also included members of the North Eastern Division Task Force (N.E.D.T.F), and San Juan and Morvant CID.

Investigations are continuing.

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