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 Child Stays, 17 Venezuelans Sent Back Home

Child Stays, 17 Venezuelans Sent Back Home

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CARENAGE – THE Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) escorted 17 out of 18 Venezuelans who were held entering local waters illegally on Wednesday.

Police held the 18 Venezuelan nationals, including three children, in a boat near Smith Hill in Carenage around 5.30 a.m. All were said to be from Guiria.

Of­fi­cers of the West­ern Di­vi­sion in­ter­cept­ed the ves­sel and de­tained the mi­grants.

On a WhatsApp video, the nine males were made to lie on their stom­achs while the six women and three chil­dren stood near­by.

In a release on Wednesday night, the Coast Guard said 17 of the 18 occupants of the vessel were escorted back into the Venezuelan waters by the TTCG after instructions were received by the Immigration Division.

According to the TTCG, a child who was among the occupants of the vessel was allowed to stay in Trinidad and Tobago since his mother was a registered Venezuelan.

 

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