Three Venezuelan women are expected to face a Siparia Magistrate today, after being charged with possession of ammunition.

Official police reports indicate that the women were arrested and charged on Monday 19th October 2020, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Penal district by officers of the Penal Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

According to a TTPS release, officers received information which led them to a house in Gopie Trace, Penal, where  they  found  three Venezuelan nationals who had entered the country illegally. 

A  search  was  conducted  of  the  premises and  54 rounds  of  .38  special  ammunition  were  found  in  a  knapsack on the floor.

The three females  were detained  and  quarantined for  a  period  of  two  weeks. 

On  November  10th, they  were arrested  and  charged  by  WPC  Sonnylal  for  possession  of ammunition.

The arrested women are: 22-year-old AMITZADAYS URICARE, 25-year-old LUISCTRETH URICARE, and 18-year-old LINEISIS SALAZAR, of Tucupita.

They will appear in a virtual hearing before Magistrate Aden Stroude at the Siparia Magistrates’ Court today, to answer to the charges