THE Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard has intercepted a vessel with two Venezuelans and livestock on board.
The boat was carrying 42 goats and one sheep and a search also revealed 12 bottles of alcohol.
Coast Guard in a release stated that around 9.38 p.m. on Saturday during maritime security patrol a pirogue was intercepted 5.5 km south of Icacos Point.
The released, signed by Public Relations Officer of the TTCG Lieutenant Kerron Valere, stated, “The subject vessel and its passengers were in contravention of Customs and Excise Laws, as well as the Animals (Disease and Importation) Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and as such, were escorted to Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Headquarters, Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas for further processing. The occupants and livestock were subsequently handed over to partner agencies.
“Through the conduct of maritime patrols and interceptions, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard continues to display effective efforts to maintain the safety and security of citizens as well as to enforce the laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago within our areas of operation.”