Six Venezuelan women, between the ages of 19 and 32, whom police believe were victims of a human trafficking ring have been rescued from a home in Diego Martin by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and assisted by several other law enforcement agencies.
During the exercise on Saturday night, a 51-year-old Trinidadian man, a 33-year-old Venezuelan national and two Venezuelan women ages 21 and 24 were arrested and taken to the Central Police Station in Port-of-Spain.
Investigators told Guardian Media that acting on the information SORT accompanied by the Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU), Guard and Emergency Branch (GEB) and Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) went to several homes at Upper Covigne Road in Diego Martin where they made the arrests and rescued the six women.
Investigators believed that they have cracked another human trafficking ring with these latest arrests. Law enforcement authorities also seized several cellular phones and several documents at the homes.
The suspects are expected to be charged and appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate later this week.
Reporter: Mark Bassant