Eight  Venezuelans  were  detained  by  Siparia  Police  for  illegal  entry  into Trinidad on Monday 13th July 2020.

According to official police reports, at about 9:45  am on Monday, police officers received  information that illegal immigrants  came  ashore  from  a  boat  at  Beach  Road,  Palo  Seco, following which they boarded a black Nissan Tiida vehicle.

Police report that Ramsaran and PC Ramsingh responded and intercepted the vehicle along High Street, Siparia. The officers searched the vehicle, where eight illegal immigrants were found and detained, along with the driver of the vehicle, a Venezuelan national living in Chaguanas.

The illegal immigrants, who are said to be from Tucupita in Venezuela, along with the driver, were taken to the Siparia CID.

They were taken subsequently to the Heliport in Chaguaramas for medical attention, followed by quarantine.

Investigations are continuing.