Twenty-five Venezuelan women, one Nigerian, and a Trinidadian were arrested by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted at Icacos overnight.
The exercise, which was conducted between 3 pm on Saturday and 5 am, on Sunday, also included officers of the South Western Division’s Intelligence Unit.
During the exercise, officers paid special attention to the Icacos area where they arrested the Venezuelan women for illegal entry into the ports of Trinidad, and the Nigerian and the Trinidadian for aiding and abetting in suspected human trafficking.
The detained persons were taken to the Santa Flora and Erin Police Stations and the Immigration Department was contacted.
Investigations are ongoing.