Twenty-two Venezuelan nationals were detained for illegal entry into the country during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the El Socorro area on Friday 23rd October 2020, between the hours of hours of 6:15 am and 9:00 am.
According to official police reports, several warrants were executed and houses were searched during the exercise, which resulted in the arrest of 22 Venezuelan nationals who had no valid IDs or permits to reside in Trinidad and Tobago.
The TTPS says the 22 immigrants were conveyed to the El Socorro Health Centre following their arrests, where they were medically examined, before being taken to the San Juan and Morvant Police Stations.
Immigration Division personnel were informed of their arrests.
The exercise was spearheaded by Snr Supt Maharaj, W/Supt Maynard Wilson, Supt lexander and ASP Pariman, and coordinated by Ag/Sgt Martin, and Sgt Bharath. It was supervised by Ag/Cpl Duncan and Ag/ Cpl Majeed, and included members of the North Eastern Division Task Force (N.E.D.T.F), as well as the San Juan and Morvant C.I.D.