Thirty-eight Venezuelan nationals were arrested by police officers attached to the Port-of-Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Woodbrook district on Tuesday morning.
The exercise also included Immigration Division officials, and
was conducted between 3:30am and 6:00am at a nightclub at the corner Ariapita Avenue and Carlos Streets in Woodbrook. A search of the establishment resulted in 29 female and nine male Venezuelan nationals being arrested. Among the females, five were between the ages of 15 and 17.
They were handed over to the Immigration Division to verify their
immigration status. A small quantity of narcotics was also seized during the exercise. Investigations are ongoing.