15 boats bringing Venezuelans stopped by Coast Guard in Matelot

National Security officials are reporting that 15 vessels attempting to bring in Venezuelan nationals in this country were intercepted and stopped as they made their way to the coast of Matelot this afternoon. 

Officials say Coast Guard and other officials were monitoring the coastline and spotted the vessels making their way to shore. 

While some escaped, officials say 6 Venezuelans were arrested.

This latest incident comes just a week after at least a dozen illegal immigrants including Venezuelans, Syrians and Guyanese were caught on camera entering this country through Icacos.  

 

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