The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has confirmed that five Venezuelans were detained by officers of the Marabella Police Station for illegally entering Trinidad and Tobago. 

They were held during an anti-crime exercise conducted on Sunday 6th December 2020.

A TTPS news release explains that during the exercise,  while  the officers were on  mobile patrol,  they saw five  persons  walking on Flower Pot  Beach,  Southern  Main Road, Pointe–a-Pierre. 

The  individuals  were  stopped  and  enquiries conducted,  which  revealed  they  were  Venezuelans,  ages,  19  to  23 years, who entered the country illegally.

According to the TTPS report, the Venezuelan nationals did not have any legal documentation to stay in the country.

They were handed over to Immigration officials to determine their immigration status.