33 foreign nationals arrested at Rich Gold and Fore Play hotels

Thirty-three foreign nationals were arrested during an anti-crime exercise, coordinated by the Port-of-Spain Criminal Investigation Department, in the Central and Southern Divisions, yesterday.

Officers of the Port-of-Spain Criminal Investigation Department and members of the Immigration Investigation Section - South, conducted the exercise, which was spearheaded by Sgt. Anthony Williams, between 9 pm on Wednesday 4th April, 2018 and 4 am on Thursday 5th April, 2018.

During the exercise, the officers went to Rich Gold Hotel and Bar, Southern Main Road, Chase Village, Chaguanas, as well as to the Fore Play Hotel and Lounge, Mulchan Street, San Fernando, where they found eight Venezuelans, two Colombians, 21 nationals of the Dominican Republican, one Bangladeshi and one Nigerian national, who are in the country illegally.

All persons were subsequently detained.

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