32 illegal immigrants have been arrested by Police after being found in Penal.
Police say Officers from the South Western Division and Immigration Division were conducting an exercise. They held seven persons at a house in Suchit Trace, Penal, while 23 others were discovered in a Penal bar. Police say 31 out of the 32 held were Venezuelan Nationals, while one is from Guyana. Nine persons were given notices and allowed to leave, while the others are being held. Police say three persons were also arrested for gaming machine offences. Investigations are ongoing.
Police have held 12 Venezuelan nationals during an anti-crime exercise.
A statement from the Police Service said the illegal immigrants were arrested during an anti-crime exercise conducted by officers of the Central Division, in the Cunupia district.
Police said during the exercise, the officers went to a house on Welcome Road, Cunupia, where they found 12 Venezuelans, who were suspected of being in the country illegally.