A joint exercise between the Police and the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) resulted in the capture of 32 Venezuelan nationals and one Trinidadian in Carenage on Saturday.
At 4:36 pm on Saturday 25th July, 2020, officers of the TTCG
spotted a pirogue in the vicinity of the Third Boca, Chaguaramas.
A chase ensued and shortly after, the vessel was intercepted near Chacachacare Islands.
Upon bringing the vessel to a halt, TTCG officers observed two persons swimming to the shore.
Officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) also responded and mounted a search for the suspects, however, it proved futile.
The 32 immigrants were conveyed to Staubles Bay where they were medically examined and transported to the Chaguaramas Heliport where they will undergo 14 days’ quarantine.