SIX Venezuelans were detained on Friday as police believe they have entered the country illegally.
Police reported that based on information officers of the South Western Division went to Bunsee Trace Extension, Penal, where they intercepted a gold-coloured Nissan Prairie.
The driver, a 36-year-old Trinidadian from Grieg Street, Balmain, Couva, was detained. The vehicle’s occupants, two female and four male Venezuelans, ranging in age from 18 to 39, were also detained. They were medically examined at the Siparia Health Facility and are being held pending further enquiries.
The exercise, which was conducted between the hours of 9 pm on Friday and 1 am on Saturday, was coordinated by Snr Supt Neil Brandon-John, Supt Singh, Insp Simon, supervised by Sgt Crawford and included members of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF).