38 Venezuelan nationals held in Woodbrook exercise

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:45

Thirty-eight Venezuelan nationals were arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Woodbrook District early this morning.

The exercise was conducted  between 3:30am  and 6:00am, on Tuesday 11 February 2020,  at  a  nightclub  at  the  corner  Ariapita  Avenue  and  Carlos  Streets, Woodbrook.

A  search  of  the  establishment  resulted  in  29  female  and  nine  male Venezuelan  nationals  being  arrested.  Among  the  females,  five  were between the ages of 15 and 17.

They  were  handed  over  to  the  Immigration  Division  to  verify  their immigration status.

A small quantity of narcotics was also seized during the exercise.

Investigations are ongoing.

The exercise was supervised by ASP (Ag.) Sooker, Insp. (Ag.) Roberts and Sgts. Toolaram and Bharath, and included Immigration Division officials.



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